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East Cork Key Villages – Painting & Signage Programme 2022

Closing date for receipt of applications:-Friday April 22nd.

By Youghal Tourism Thursday AT 2:52PM

Cork County Council is pleased to announce the following scheme for the key villages of  KILLEAGH, CASLEMARTYR & CLOYNE.

 Tenants or owners of buildings along the main thoroughfares of each village can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the main thoroughfare .  A similar grant is also available for ‘Heritage type’ signage over shop fronts.


The following steps need to be taken to qualify for the Painting and Signage Grants:

 Make a formal application in writing to the  East Cork Municipal District Offices, Cork County Council, Town Hall, Youghal providing the following information:

  1. Photograph of the building’s present condition/current signage arrangement.
  2. Two quotations from registered painting contractors for the proposed painting works .
  3. Proposed colour scheme.  Please note that applicants should have regard to the Heritage Palette of Colours but may consider other colour palettes as well.
  4. Shops which display signage which is considered inappropriate will not be considered for a grant but shop owners can avail of a signage scheme if they wish to upgrade their signage to more appropriate ‘heritage type’ signage. Only one signage quotation is required.
  • The Contractors quotation is to be approved by the Council prior to works commencing.  Works commenced without prior agreement with the Council will not be considered for funding. On completion of works, the Council are to be notified so that an inspection can be arranged.
  • Priority will be given to derelict buildings and buildings most in need of painting.
  • Works must be completed by 30th November, 2022.
  • The Contractor is to submit relevant invoices to the applicant who in turn submits the invoice to the Council for approval and payment of funds.
  • Please note a valid application does not guarantee funding.
  • Please note that the Contract is between the applicant and the painting contractor.