Coonan welcomes funding for heritage jobs levrage scheme

Tipperary TD Noel Coonan has welcomed monies allocated to both North and South Tipperary Councils under the new €5 million Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme.

Deputy Coonan said: “This funding was allocated in the recent budget arising from the sale of the National Lottery licence. Both North and South Tipperary County Council will receive €141,000 each totalling €282,000 for the county. I want to thank my Fine Gael colleague and Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan for taking the initiative and supporting protected buildings in Tipperary.”

“There are 1,267 buildings on the record of protected structures in the north of the county and 1,232 in the south. The scheme will also create much-needed employment in the county through the conservation and construction industries.

Deputy Coonan continued: “This is another new and helpful initiative announced by Fine Gael in Government. The scheme will be administered through the Local Authorities.

“The scheme will fund repair and conservation of historic structures with works that are sympathetic to the character and special interest of the structure and are of a standard that matches the historical detailing, materials and techniques. Works may be funded that will improve the energy efficiency of historic buildings.”

“For more information please contact my office on 0504 32544,” concluded Deputy Coonan.


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