Cork City Council has extended the deadline for applications to the grant schemes that it is running in 2015 in the City Centre. Those wishing to make an application will have to act fast, though, as the new deadline is Friday 19 June 2015. That gives you almost 3 weeks to take action.
The schemes include: Painting Grant Scheme 2015 and Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) targeted at the City Centre from Blackpool to Barrack Street (including Shandon and much of the South Parish), and the Oliver Plunkett Street Grant Scheme. Well kept and attractive buildings improve the appearance of an area, and also help to instil pride and a wider confidence boost to an area. The financial incentives are to encourage people to paint and / or undertake repairs to their buildings. It is possible to apply for more than one grant scheme.
These grant schemes form part of a suite of initiatives to regenerate the City Centre being run by the Strategic Planning and Economic Development (SPED) Directorate of the City Council that are run each year. Feedback in past years has been very positive and, for example, the Painting Grant Scheme 2014 supported the improvement of almost 50 properties last year.
Details of the schemes (including eligible areas) and application forms may be obtained from the City Council’s website: http://www.corkcity.ie/services/strategicplanningeconomicdevelopment/granttaxincentivesschemes/ or by contacting the Planning Policy Section, Strategic Planning and Economic Development Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork:
The City Council encourages all owners or occupiers of buildings in the eligible areas to consider whether it is worth their while applying for a grant before the revised deadline of Friday, June 19th.