IF you’re living in Bandon or Kinsale and you fancy giving the front of your premises a fresh lick of paint, then a Cork County Council-backed streetscape paint scheme could be for you.
The Streetscape Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme was recently launched in Bandon Town Hall to encourage people to avail of this grant scheme, while at the same time brightening up the streetscape in both towns.
Tenants and owners can avail of a grant to cover half the cost towards the cost of the paint, where the owner or tenant undertakes to do the work themselves.
However, time is ticking away and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is next Friday June 2nd with priority being given to applications received before Friday May 26th.
‘Applications on a full street basis, which have 10 or more adjacent buildings on the street, will be prioritised over individual applications and if a full street comes together, a grant of 60% will be provided,’ said a spokesperson for the District.
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 and printed signs with Heritage Type Signs.
Cork County Council encourages the use of Irish in signs and recommends that applicants incorporate Irish into their proposal.
Application forms for the scheme are available in the Town Hall in Kinsale and Cork Council offices in Bandon.
Locals are being encouraged to avail of the scheme.