Traditional farm buildings grant scheme opens

Applications for the 2014 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme has opened today. 

Run in partnership with The Heritage Council, the amount of funding being made available by the Department of Agriculture in 2014 is €600k.

According to the department, farmers who are participants in the REPS 4 scheme and who are due to receive a REPS payment in respect of 2014 are eligible to apply and the grants will range from a minimum of €4,000 to a maximum of €20,000.

The grants will enable approved applicants to carry out a range of approved conservation works to the exterior of farm outbuildings including the roof, outside surface of walls, windows and doors as well as repair work to historic yard surfaces, walls and gate pillars around the farm, it added.

The scheme is a supplementary measure under the Department’s Rural Development Programme and has been operative in conjunction with REPS 4 since 2007. The closing date for receipt of applications for the scheme is Monday 25 November 2013.

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