75pc grant to restore old farm buildings set to return later this year
A scheme which offers up to 75pc of grant aid to restore old farm buildings is set to re-open later this year.
The GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is designed to provide assistance to those farmers in the agri-environmental scheme in conserving and securing Ireland’s traditional farm buildings.
Grant offers issued to over 80 successful applicants in May 2017 for works to be undertaken this year.
Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed confirmed this week that he plans to open a further tranche of the scheme later this year for works to be undertaken in 2018.
The Scheme is administered by the Heritage Council on behalf of his Department.
The scheme, which is as the result of a partnership between The Heritage Council and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, offers grants of up to 75pc for approved conservation works to the exterior of farm outbuildings as well as associated structures such as historic yard surfaces, walls, and gates.
The maximum grant available is circa €25,000 while the smallest grant available is €4,000.