Mayo to receive funding of €152,496 for 5 essential projects in response to Covid-19

County Mayo will receive funding of €152,496 for projects under the second round of the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme, a Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has said.

The focus of the funding is on measures and interventions that help 5 Mayo villages to adapt to social distancing requirements and to provide safe environments that encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise.

Deputy Dillon said, “I am pleased that my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced overall funding of €3.3 million for 120 projects nationwide.

“This is in addition to the €2.8 million that was announced under Round 1 of the scheme in August and is supported through the Government’s July Stimulus Package.

“The projects approved will assist Mayo businesses and communities to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to increase footfall and generate economic activity in the short-term. The projects have been identified by Mayo community groups and businesses in conjunction with Mayo County Council.

“They include projects where outdoor spaces can be adapted for social gatherings, dining or the hosting of outdoor events and marketing campaigns to entice people back into towns and villages and  investment in developing or improving the online presence of towns and villages.


“I am delighted that Mayo County Council was allocated funding of €152,496 for the following projects:


Killala Safety works at Killala greenway entrance to increase footfall in a  safe manner €25,000
Knockmore Creation of a community garden/nature area to provide safe, accessible off-road space €25,000
Belmullet and Westport Creation of 3 covered outdoor spaces for community based exercise classes and other community events. €22,500
Crossboyne New footpaths, public lighting and signage to assist in dealing with increased visitor numbers in a safe manner €40,000
Bofeenaun Remediation and improvement works at Community Centre to prepare for use as broadband Connection Point €39,996



“The funding is further evidence of the great cooperation of Mayo County Council and Mayo communities as they work together to come up with innovative ways of making the areas where we live, work, shop and socialise better places, particularly as we learn to live with Covid-19,” Deputy Dillon concluded.