Tidy Towns grant scheme announced

Roscommon County Council is currently accepting applications under the Tidy Towns and Amenity Grant Scheme 2024.

Funding will be made available to Tidy Towns Associations and Local Development Groups to help them to carry out small-scale amenity projects.

Roscommon County Council will prioritise the Tidy Towns Associations who enter the National Tidy Towns Competition during 2024 in order to support their ongoing work in their respective communities.

Local development groups who carry out small-scale local enhancement or amenity works but do not enter the National Tidy Towns competition will also be considered for funding. Due to the limited amount of funding available, large-scale capital projects cannot be considered.

Applicants should be aware that payment will only be made in respect of eligible, approved projects on receipt of valid vouched expenditure and confirmation that proposed projects have been completed. The maximum grant payable will be the amount allocated or 75% of the value of invoices submitted, whichever is the lower. Grants will be payable retrospectively.

Successful applicants must ensure they are registered with Roscommon Public Participation Network (PPN), their tax and insurance affairs are in order and that they hold evidence of same. All applications will be processed through the ‘My Online Services’ portal, accessible on Roscommon County Council’s website, www.roscommoncoco.ie.

Roscommon County Council recognises the benefit of this scheme for local communities and also recognises the amount of work that is undertaken by local communities each year. It is important all applicants make themselves familiar with the terms and conditions of the scheme to ensure their eligibility prior to making an application.

The closing date for completed online applications is 5 pm on Monday, March 11th.

It is intended decisions in relation to funding will be made at the March plenary meeting of Roscommon County Council and that all groups will be notified thereafter.

Any queries relating to the scheme may be emailed to amenitygrants@roscommoncoco.ie.