The Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society are proposing to pilot a grant scheme in coordination with Limerick City and County Council. The scheme aims to support the repair and restoration of historic railings, kerbs and steps.
Three streets in Newtown Pery have been selected for the Pilot Scheme, and include Mallow Street, Glentworth Street, and Cecil Street. The scheme will be open to building owners who have original historic railings intact, but in disrepair. Small works, which would be eligible for grant funding, would include railing repair, kerb repair and resetting of steps.
Expressions of interest are sought from building owners on the streets identified. For the initial pilot scheme, preference will be given to projects that would form a group of three in a terrace, with multiple owners. In this way, there will be a greater visual impact for the scheme.
This scheme will be operated as a ‘small works grant scheme’, supported by the Irish Georgian Society and Limerick City and County Council. The Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society is a chapter committee of the Irish Georgian Foundation, which is a registered charity, CHY 6372. The aim of the Chapter is to highlight and promote the preservation and conservation of Georgian Limerick.
An expression of interest form can be downloaded from the Irish Georgian Society website www.igs.ie or requested by email from the Limerick Chapter secretary, Nicola McMahon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expression of interests must be submitted by Friday 10th March 2017.