Glas Update – Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme- Thanks to Dara Mulvey Sligo County Council for update.
GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme now open The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has opened the annual grants scheme to GLAS participants for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and other related structures. Only farmers approved in the GLAS Scheme 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. 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 should apply, 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 in 2018. The closing date for receipt of completed applications for the 2018 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is 5pm Friday 24th November 2017 Forms and accompanying documentation such as photos, maps etc should be posted to Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme 2018 The Heritage Council Church Lane Kilkenny To arrive at the Heritage Council no later than 5:00pm on Friday 24th November 2017. Applications made by fax or email will not be accepted. Only farmers approved in the GLAS Scheme are eligible to apply. Below is the link to print off the application form.s for Farmers
Agri-Digital Skills Training to farmers, farm families and the farming community. Through the Agri-DigitalSkills Training, farmers will be trained in the use of Agfood.ie, as well as ‘Online Banking’ internet and email,Internet safety & security, online transactions, etc.A key function of Agfood.ie will be to show farmers how to utilise and operate the Animal Identification and Movements(AIM’s) system online, thus replacing the hard copy version of the Herd Register of Bovine Animals. The Digital SkillsTraining aims to increase farm efficiency and ultimately reduce the soon-to-be redundant paperwork by registering calves, viewing herd profiles and processing farm-to-farm movements online.
We are currently looking for mentors and students locally.
If you are interested and wish to register please email: Geevaghcommunity@gmail.com and we will pass on your details.
GLAS PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ON TIME, IFA INSISTS TO DEPARTMENT
IFA WELCOMES COMMUNITY FOCUS OF RENEWABLES CONSULTATION BUT CALLS FOR GREATER SUPPORT FOR FARM SCALE ENERGY
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