THE community of Bagenalstown can share in €100,000 worth of financial support for the upgrade and enhancement of shopfronts and street facades.
Grants of up to €8,000 are available per premises for ‘quick win’ projects with the new Colour Carlow – Streetscape Enhancement Scheme being supported by central government under the Our Rural Future Strategy.
Cathaoirleach of Carlow Co Council Brian O’Donoghue outlined the importance of the scheme. “The aim of the project is to improve the visual appearance of our urban streetscapes, which increases pride and confidence in our hometowns and villages, making them more attractive places to live, work and do business. We in Carlow Co Council look forward to engaging with the community in Bagenalstown and the owners of businesses and residential premises in these locations.”
Speaking about the scheme, Seamus Doran, assistant head of economic development and enterprise at Carlow LEO explained the application process.
“Grants of up to 100% or €8,000 per premises can be provided under this scheme and now is the time to avail of this opportunity and this year properties have until August 2023 to complete the works if approved. We will support the community in Bagenalstown in whatever way we can to ensure it gets its full allocation under this scheme.”
The closing date for applications is Friday 30 September and applications can be done online at consult.carlow.ie. Queries on the scheme to Pierce Kavanagh, economic development officer, on 059 9129783 or via email to [email protected]