Details of several funding schemes in respect of bringing properties back into use for commercial or residential purposes were outlined at a workshop held in the Tipperary Excel Centre today.
Over 50 people attended the event with representatives from Tipperary County Council, Dept. of Housing & Local Government, the Heritage Council and professionals in the construction industry.
Local property owners also attended as did Councillors Anne Marie Ryan, John Crosse, Roger Kennedy and Micheal Anglim.
The variety and ever changing nature of government policy as regards funding and building regulations was identified as a barrier to action.
The event heard calls for a one stop shop to assist property owners to bring their buildings back into use.
Tipperary County Council hopes to consolidate information on it’s website here
Details of the Tipperary Town Streetscape Enhancement Scheme 2022 were also released.
This scheme is unique to Tipperary Town this year and has funding of €100,000 available.
Expressions of interest are now being accepted from property owners or occupiers in the designated area – Main Street and Bank place.
A maximum grant of €8,000 is available for works under a variety of headings that improve the appearance of buildings.
Applications from outside this area may be possible depending on the take up within the designated area.
The rate of support increases from 70% to 80% if three adjacent properties make applications.
Grant aid of 100% is available for painting materials if the owner/occupier provides the labour.
Works must be completed by July 31st 2023.
Those interested should complete an expression of interest by November 8th for a variety of possible actions to improve the appearance of the building such as lighting, painting, signage, planting, window displays and improved staging of merchandise.
The application can be made by the owner or the occupier.