My Department operates heritage grant schemes to assist in the conservation of protected structures. These schemes are the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund, they are administered through the local authorities and details are available on my Department’s website and on the website of individual local authorities. As these schemes are for protected built heritage structures I must inform the Deputy that the type of project referred to would not be eligible.
I am advised that the Department of Community and Rural Development may have funding available through its Department's LEADER 2014 – 2020 Programme. I am informed that the decision to approve a project, or otherwise, is a matter for the Local Action Group (LAG) which administers the programme in each LEADER area. Interested applicants should, in the first instance, contact the relevant LAG through its Implementing Partner to discuss the funding that may be available. The LAG in this instance is Kerry LCDC and its Implementing Partner for the area of Kerry referred to by the Deputy is South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd.
Contact details for South Kerry Development Partnership can be found on their website at http://www.southkerry.ie/find-us/.