GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme 2019

An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)  2019 scheme is now open for applications.The principal objective of this scheme is to ensure that traditional farm buildings and other related structures that contribute to the character of the landscape, and are of significant heritage value, are conserved for active agricultural use.  Grant amounts vary between €4,000 and €25,000. A grant award will not be for more than 75% of the cost of the works with a maximum available grant of €25,000. 

Download the Application form in pdf here or in word here
Read/download the Terms and Conditions here
Advice on Conservation Consultant here
Timeline for the 2019 Scheme here

The closing date for receipt of applications (hard copy ONLY) is 5:00pm Tuesday 19th February 2019. Applications made by email or fax will NOT be accepted.

Photographs
You will need to submit some good clear recent photographs of the building that you will be applying for. The following photographs will need to be submitted with your application:  

  • Clear photographs of the exterior of the building/other related structure
  • Clear photographs of it in its wider surroundings in the countryside
  • Clear photographs of any parts in need of repair
  • Clear photographs of the interior (required where a building is applied for)

Photographs will need to be clear, captioned and recent. Good photographs are vital, you know your building, we don’t. As an objective of the scheme is to support those buildings which contribute to their setting (wider surroundings) we have provided some examples of photographs of buildings in their wider surroundings in pdf here 

Site Location Map
We don’t know where your building is so please ensure the map your submit with your application will make it easy for us to locate your building from the nearest main road.  

A quotation, or cost breakdown, detailing materials and costs
‘You will need to submit either a builder’s quotation with your application or if proposing to do repairs yourself a breakdown of costs on materials and labour with your application.

If, after reading through the terms and conditions, you have any queries, please email ameenan@heritagecouncil.ie

The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine manages the GLAS traditional farm buildings grant scheme. Only farmers approved in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) are eligible to apply.  The principal objective of this scheme is to ensure that traditional farm buildings and other related structures that contribute to the character of the landscape, and are of significant heritage value, are conserved for active agricultural use.  Grant amounts vary between €4,000 and €25,000. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine make all grant payments on this scheme following certification by the Heritage Council. 

A grant award will not be for more than 75% of the cost of the works with a maximum available grant of €25,000.  The grant is available for the conservation of traditional farm outbuildings, including roof, walls, structural repairs, windows and doors. 

The grant is also available for other related farm structures including historic yard surfaces, walls, gate pillars and gates.  The key conservation principle of minimum intervention applies, that is, carrying out a repair to fix what is wrong but not setting out to do too much work. Works which are, in the opinion of the Heritage Council, restoration works, are very unlikely to be supported with grant aid. The process is highly competitive and it is expected that 50-70 projects will be supported each year. 

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