€200,000 for projects to preserve Kilkenny’s historic buildings and shops
Kilkenny County Council is making grants available to people to maintain, improve and preserve the heritage and feel of the city and county.
The Historic Structure and Historic Shopfront Fund has been extended into next month due to Covid-19 restrictions and the local authority is encouraging local businesses and residents to apply for the funding.
Up to €200,000 can be awarded to a project under the Historical Structure Fund, which applies to any building which is deemed a protected structure, a structure of particular heritage interest, or a building within an Architectural Conservation Area.
Grants of up to €50,000 can be awarded under the Historic Shopfront Fund, while a special fund has been created for Irish language shop fronts for essential repairs, refurbishment and conservation of facades, windows or signage.
The aim of the funding is to encourage the regeneration and preservation of heritage properties for the benefit of the communities in which they are situated.
Anyone interested in applying, or who thinks their property or business is of historic significance has until February 12 to contact the planning department of Kilkenny County Council at County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.