The good tidings were the announcement of the Streetscape, Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2017 for towns and villages which will be concentrating on the Douglas village and the town of Passage West.
Through this scheme, tenants or owners of buildings in those areas can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street. Applications on a full-street basis (10 or more adjacent buildings on one street) will get a grant of 60% and will get priority. 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 etc. with ‘Heritage Type Signs’. A contribution to a max. of 50% will be given towards the cost of materials where it is proposed the tenant/owner will undertake the work themselves. For further information on submission of applications, contact Margaret Kennedy at 021-4285058 or e-mail her at . Applications will need to be in by 26th May 2017. Margaret will give you information on the steps to be taken to complete your application. It’s a great opportunity to be involved in upgrading your town/village centre, so don’t miss it if you are in one of the eligible areas. The information brochure including application form can also be found here: 170305 Paint Scheme