Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021

The Department of Rural and Community Development has announced funding of €260,000 for Streetscape Enhancements for County Wexford in a maximum of five towns/villages. The scheme is designed to support the upgrade and enhancement of shopfronts and street facades of defined areas within selected rural town/village centres under the Government’s 5-year strategy “Our Rural Future”.

Wexford County Council invites applications from owners of commercial, residential, or unoccupied buildings in the following Towns/villages who may have suitable premises for consideration under the Scheme:

  • Gorey Town,
  • Enniscorthy Town,
  • New Ross Town,
  • Kilmore Quay,
  • Wexford Town


The maximum grant per building is €8,000 and eligible works include but are not restricted to:

  • Painting including Murals
  • Signage replacement
  • Shopfront improvement/repairs
  • Lighting
  • Canopies
  • Planting
  • Replacement of shop fronts


Grant funding will be provided at the following rates:

  • 70% for Individual premises – 30% matched funding to be provided by building owner
  • 80% for Joint applications (groups of 3 or more adjacent premises) – matched funding 20%
  • 100% – Where painting is undertaken by direct labour by applicant


To apply, download and complete the application form click here.


Completed application forms must be accompanied by a current photograph of the front of the premises and may be submitted  –

  • By post to – ‘Streetscape Enhancement Measures Scheme’, Wexford County Council, Economic Development Section, Carricklawn, Wexford. Y35 WY93.
  • By email to –


Closing date for receipt of applications: Tuesday 7th September 2021, 5pm

If you have any questions call us on 0539122226.