Galway County Council

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 BURIAL GROUND MAINTENANCE GRANT 2013

ELIGIBILITY

 1.Galway county council’s public liability insurance will operate to cover the liability of Community Groups involved in the clean up / maintenance of burial grounds subject to the following conditions:

2.A grant up to a maximum of  €450 shall be made available to successful applicants in respect of each Burial Ground.

 3.Guidelines for the Conservation and Care of Graveyards must be adhered to.

 4.The Grant must be used for the purpose of purchasing trees, shrubs, brushes, shovels, grass cutting and other incidental items which are required to carry out maintenance works to the Burial Ground.

 5.The following works are prohibited:

 6.Before approving a grant for any project, the Council must be satisfied that the Applicant is a bona fide group, representative of the area to which the application relates and that any improvement will be available to the public and not just a particular section or group.

 7.PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE COUNCIL’S AREA ENGINEER REGARDING WORKS YOU PROPOSE TO CARRY OUT. 

 Please note that your local cemetery may be subject to the National Monuments Act or may be a protected structure under the Planning Act and therefore you may need specialist advice if undertaking any works other than routine maintenance.  Please consult the  Heritage Officer, Marie Mannion, Tel: 091-509198 or the Conservation Officer, Ms. Máirín Doddy, Tel: 091-509197.

 Application Forms are available from the link below or by contacting the Environment Section at 091-476402 or emailing environment@galwaycoco.ie



Application Form for Maintenance Grant 2013
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