Consell awards 25 grants valued at €210,339 to safeguard local cultural heritage

foto 2021 paret secaThe Formentera Heritage Department reports that the Consell will deliver €210,339 in 25 grants (€100.144 for upkeep of drystone walls, €44,509 for work on cultural heritage landmarks and €65,787 for burial of overhead utility cables) to islanders who answered a call to rehabilitate assets of local heritage.

Heritage councillor Raquel Guasch said last year’s announcement of funding to preserve and enhance monuments received wave of interest, indicating that “in addition to preserving our history, these grants are about islanders feeling supported by the administration and feeling a shared sense of responsibility to safeguard our local heritage”.

Only five of thirty submissions were turned down, mostly because work being proposed wasn’t covered in terms. Grantees have 24 months from the date assistance is announced (or permits are delivered) to perform upgrades and supply proof of completion.

5 February 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera