€50K to protect Meath’s heritage under new scheme – Butler

-   Ray Butler TD

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has said that €50,000 will be available to Meath under a new national scheme, The Built Heritage Investment scheme.

“A new national scheme called The Built Heritage Investment Scheme will see €50,000 being made available to carry out conservation works on heritage sites in County Meath.

“This new scheme is part of the Government Capital Programme and will be introduced in 2016.

“Meath County Council is now inviting applications for funding and the closing date is Monday 7th December. Application forms can be downloaded on the Meath County Council website at www.meath.ie

“Groups can apply for a maximum of €10,000 and the minimum amount will be €2,500. Applicants will need to provide matching funds to the value of 50% of the grant.

“I strongly encourage local groups to apply for this heritage funding. The Council says that they will give priority to projects that are small in scale and labour intensive. The type of projects they are looking for would ideally demonstrate a range of conservation skills and support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment, which is so important to the preservation of our nation’s heritage and our national identity.”

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