Funds available for conservation of Donegal’s traditional farm buildings

 

People in Donegal are being reminded that applications are being received for the grant scheme to conserve traditional farm buildings in the county.

The aim of the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is to conserve traditional farm buildings including roofs, walls, structural repairs, windows and doors.

Funds are available for the conservation of County Donegal's traditional farm buildings and other related structures from The Heritage Council in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme.

Grants will also be available for other related structures such as historic yard surfaces and landscape features around the farmyard such as walls, gate pillars and gates.

The minimum grant offered will be €4,000 and the maximum amount will be €25,000. The Heritage Council estimates that 50-70 projects will be supported countrywide in 2018.

To be eligible for the scheme, buildings and other related structures must have architectural or vernacular heritage character and make a contribution to their setting.

Application forms can be downloaded from The Heritage Council website.

The closing date for receipt of applications to the grant scheme is Friday, November 24, 2017.