Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme for GLAS Farmers

 

Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme 2016

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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced a new scheme to grant-aid the conservation of traditional farm buildings on GLAS farms.   GLAS is the new agri-environment scheme for Irish farmers, to which nearly 40,000 farmers have already signed-up, and this new element to that scheme will help ensure that small traditional farm buildings and other structures, which are of significant cultural and heritage value, are restored and conserved for renewed practical agricultural use.

Only farmers approved in the GLAS Scheme are eligible to apply.Grant amounts vary between €4,000 and €25,000. The process is highly competitive and a grant award will not be for more than 75% of the cost of the works with a maximum available grant 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.

All information on the new GLAS traditional farm building grant scheme will be available The Heritage Council Website :

http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/architecture/our-initiatives/traditional-farm-buildings-scheme/

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