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The 2019 GLAS traditional farm buildings grant scheme is now OPEN for applications - Deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 19th February 2019

Date Released: 11 February 2019

2019 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme


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. 

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. 


Application form and terms and conditions can be downloaded here.  


Deadline for receipt of completed applications (hard copy ONLY) is 5p.m., Tuesday 19th February 2019


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