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GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme welcomed

The Cathoirleach of South and West Sligo Municipal District, Cllr Dara Mulvey has warmly welcomed the news that the GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is now open for applications with grant amounts varying from 4,000 to a maximum of 25,000.

This grant scheme is run in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and farmers approved in the GLAS scheme are eligible to apply.
 
A grant award will not be for more than 75% of the cost of the works with grant amounts varying from 4,000 to a maximum of 25,000. The grant is available for the conservation of traditional farm outbuildings, including roof, walls, structural repairs, windows and doors.

The grant is also available for other related structures including historic yard surfaces, walls, gate pillars and gates. The process is highly competitive and it is expected that 50-70 projects will be supported in 2017. The emphasis is on essential repairs works having main priority.

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed T.D. stated that 60 projects were proposed for approval under the first tranche of the GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme which were valued at a total associated grant-aid exceeding 800,000.

Completed applications for this new scheme should be returned by by 5pm Friday 18th November 2016.

Queries to Tel. 056-777 0777,  e-mail: ameenan@heritagecouncil.ie