Town and Village Renewal Scheme - Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022

Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS): Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022


The Department of Rural and Community Development have announced the launch of the Streetscape Enhancement Measure for 2022. Kildare County Council are seeking expressions of interest from interested towns/villages that wish to improve the visual appearance of their urban streetscapes.


This measure will support a project proposal for ONE town or village (population < 15,000) per local authority and can include activities such as painting (including murals), signage replacement, shopfront improvement, lighting, and canopies.

Each local authority may be provided with a grant allocation for the town/village of up to €100,000 subject to departmental funding approval.


Eligible premises include commercial, residential or unoccupied buildings in an area defined by a local authority and within selected town/village centre locations. The proposed works should be of a sufficient scale of which to improve the character and appearance of town/village centres


The works to be completed will be included in one single Streetscape Enhancement project proposal for the town/village which will be subsequently submitted to the Department for approval.


Eligible works include:

 streetscape works


Qualifying Criteria:

  • The scheme is only open to towns/villages with a population less than 15,000 people
  • The expression of interest/proposal must come from one group per town/village in order to demonstrate collaboration
  • The funding cannot be used to replace existing schemes or existing financial commitments already approved by Kildare County Council
  • The proposed works must be of sufficient scale to improve the character and appearance of the town/village centre
  • The works must be completed by 31st December 2022

The expressions of interest/project proposals for each town/village that are submitted will be assessed by Kildare County Council. Each application will be assessed under three separate headings:

  1. 25% - Demonstrates project collaboration and experience across the various groups and committees in the town/village
  2. 25% - The proposal aligns with completed or ongoing Town & Village Health Checks/Masterplans
  3. 50%- Quality of the project proposal to improve the character and appearance of the town/village centre


Expressions of interest must be submitted in a word document to by Tuesday 31st May at 5pm. Any queries on the scheme can also be e-mailed to