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Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme 2022

Applications are invited from within Lisdoonvarna for funding of streetscape and shopfront enhancement projects under the 2022 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement scheme

This scheme is now closed 

Commercial, residential or unoccupied buildings are eligible to apply for this scheme. Please contact the Rural & Community Development Officer in your Municipal District to clarify if your property is located within a designated area in your town.

The focus of this measure is to support the upgrade and enhancement of shopfronts and street facades of defined areas within selected rural town/village centres.

Eligible Works

Eligible works include painting, signage replacement, shopfront improvement, scaffolding, materials, lighting and planting; see also below:


  1. Green Enhancement of Entrances/ Terraces with Planting. (Maximum grant funding €500)
    • Paint and Decorate Building Façade. (Maximum grant funding €3,500)
      The painting of building/shopfront in carefully selected colours, which will complement the host building and streetscape. Decluttering and repair of shopfronts; decluttering can include such works as removing unnecessary signs, flagpoles, wiring etc. Mural must be agreed in advance with the Local Authority and will require planning permission. (Maximum grant funding €1,500)

    • Other Fascade Improvements Works. (Maximum grant funding €4000)
      This includes;

      Careful illumination and lighting of architectural features of buildings. Improvements to shopfront window displays and staging.

      Replacement of signage with traditional wooden fascia with wooden/hand painted lettering OR contemporary design

      Canopies/Awnings complementary to the materials of the shopfront and building. Planning will be required (including street furniture)

    Maximum per building €8,000

    Grant Rates

    Grant funding will be provided at the following rates:

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

    Closing date

    The closing date for applications is 5:00p.m., Friday 23rd September 2022.

    All works must be completed by 5:00p.m., Friday 7th July 2023

    Procurement requirements for applications / Quotations

    The following procurement rules apply, as a minimum, to the individual projects funded:

    2 x Contractor quotations;

    1 x Materials quotation;

    (Note: 3 written quotations for contracts above €5,000 as per National Procurement


    Successful applications will require:

    • Completed Application Form.
    • Required Quotations
    • Photograph prior to commencement of project

    Payment of Grant Award will require:

    • Photograph of completed project
    • Evidence of payment – ie bank statement extract showing transaction

    For any queries on this scheme please contact:

    Niamh Wiley
    Rural & Community Development Officer
    Rural Development Directorate Áras Contae an Chláir,
    New Road,
    Co. Clare
    Mobile: 0870611943

    Page last reviewed: 21/12/22

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