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Youghal Town Centre – Painting & Signage Programme 2018

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 13th July at 4.30pm

By Youghal Tourism Friday AT 10:32AM

Cork County Council is pleased to announce the following schemes for 2018:

A  Tenants or owners of buildings along the Town Centre can avail of a grant of
up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street.

B  Tenants or owners of buildings in the Town Centre can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the costs of replacing existing plastic, neon & printed signs etc. with  ‘‘Heritage Type Signs’’.

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

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

a)  Photograph of the building’s present condition/current signage arrangement.
b)  Two quotations from registered painting contractors for the proposed painting works or one quotation from the sign manufacturer.
c)  Proposed colour scheme.  Please note that applicants should have regard to the Heritage Palette of Colours but may consider other colour palettes as well.
d)  Details of the proposed new signage. The proposed signs should be ‘‘Heritage Type Signs’’ of wood or wood/cast metal construction and painted. Plastic, sheet metal, neon etc. will not be considered

2  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.

3  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.
4  Please note a valid application does not guarantee funding.
5   Priority will be given to buildings most in need of painting.

Please note that the Contract is between the applicant and the painting contractor/sign manufacturer.
Applications can be submitted to The Town Hall, Youghal on or before Friday 13th July, 2018.
Applications can also be emailed to [email protected]

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