Applications are now available for our next round of funding. Launched in September, 2012, The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund program offers funds for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. The program was initially funded through a bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Libby was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures.
The Preservation Grant Fund provides initial “start-up” funding to assist in saving historic resources. The grant will not pay for any “bricks and mortar” work. Only pre-construction services are eligible for funding. Specific use of funds is flexible. Examples of eligible projects include:
- code compliance studies
- construction estimates
- visual project renderings
- measured drawings
- cost comparisons
Recent grant recipients have included a $2,500 grant to the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP), a local citizen group formed to stop plans to demolish The Cattaraugus County Memorial & Historical Building in Little Valley, NY to fund a preliminary preservation plan; and a $1500 grant to the Lyons Main Street Program (LMSP) to produce a feasibility study and architectural services for a downtown commercial building.
The amount of each request may not exceed $3,500. It is anticipated that the average gift will be approximately $2,500.
Contact Caitlin Meives to discuss your project and obtain an application. Applications will be due Friday, July 10th, 2015.