Bunclody REDZ Funding
Bunclody Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) – Community Works funding:
One of the most innovative ideas that emerged from the CEDRA process was the idea of Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ). Defined as sub county zones within which most people live and work, REDZ are functional rather than administrative geographic areas that reflect the spatial patterns of local economic activities and development processes. The REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) initiative, aims to stimulate economic development in rural towns and their hinterlands.
The pilot scheme was launched in June 2015 and €3.7m in total was allocated to 52 projects.
The central objective of the REDZ model is to utilise the synergies and interdependencies between rural towns and their hinterlands to generate economic activity in the local area. The involvement of local communities, including the business community, is a key element in the REDZ model.
Under the 2016 REDZ scheme, just over €5.3 million has been approved to 41 projects nationwide.
Bunclody Carrigduff has been allocated €100k under the 2016 REDZ scheme, which is being administered by Wexford County Council in conjunction with Wexford Local Development Committee (LCDC).
Wexford County Council and Bunclody Town Team are now accepting applications for grant funding for Community Works under the 2016 REDZ initiative.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 21st April 2017.
A drop-in service will be available at Bunclody Library on Saturday 8th April from 2.00 to 5.00pm to assist applicants.