Irrestawra Darek

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
The two categories that for private owners of residences located within an Urban Conservation Area (UCA) and Grade 1 and Grade 2 scheduled buildings (referred in the table below as General Public) and Senior citizens (+65) are now closed. These category were apportioned €8.5 million of the €10 million that was allocated for this scheme. They got oversubscribed in a matter of 2 weeks.

The highly successful Irrestawra Darek grant scheme which was first launched last year by the Planning Authority has re-open for a second term. This time, the scheme includes an allocation of funds specifically for properties of registered voluntary organisations that are located within Urban Conservation Areas (UCAs). The scheme, same as last year, is also open for privately owned residential properties located within Urban Conservation Areas (UCAs) and Grade 1 and Grade 2 scheduled buildings.  

The €10 million grant scheme, up by a further €2 million from last year, will assist in the regeneration of Malta’s village core areas whilst promoting investment in the restoration, conservation and maintenance of Malta’s built heritage.

The scheme is also open for private owners of residences, located within an Urban Conservation Area (UCA), who wish to carry out restoration and maintenance works on the facade of their old property. Private owners of such residences may apply for a grant of 70% of the works, up to a maximum of €10,000. The same applies for properties of registered voluntary organisations within UCAs. Persons with special needs are being given a special concession to include works within the building interior resulting in improved accessibility.

Under this scheme, owners of Grade 1 and Grade 2 scheduled buildings may also apply for a rebate on 70% of eligible costs of restoration and conservation works. These works may be carried out on the facade, interior and garden architecture of the property. Grade 1 buildings can benefit from up to a maximum of €100,000, whereas Grade 2 buildings up to a maximum of €50,000.   

Following the response and immediate take up of the funds last year, the Authority has apportioned the allocated €10 million. The largest amount, that of €7.5 million is being allocated for privately owned residential properties located within UCAs and Grade 1 and Grade 2 scheduled buildings, €1million is being secured for persons with special needs, a further €1 million is being reserved for senior citizens (65+) and €500,000 for properties of registered voluntary organisations within UCAs.

This scheme which will commence on the 02nd April 2018 is available on a first come first served basis and will close on 28th June 2018. Works have to commence after 1st April 2018 and have to be concluded within 2 years. Fiscal receipts have to be presented and planning permission needs to be sought prior to works.

To facilitate the processing of the submissions, request for funding under this scheme are to be made by Periti through the Authority’s online e-Application system.

The funds for this scheme are being made available by the Authority from the fees it generates from regularisation process applications. The regularisation process provides property owners with a ‘one-time opportunity’ to regularise existing non-conformant developments located entirely within the development boundaries. 

Type of Beneficiary

Documents Required

Type of Built Heritage

Restoration of Facade

Restoration of Interior

Restoration of Garden Architecture

70% Grant capped at maximum

Allocation of money

General Public

Proof of ownership

UCA

Yes

No

No

10000

 

 

 

Grade 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

50000

7.5 M

 

Grade 1

Yes

Yes

Yes

100000

 

Senior Citizens 65+

Proof of ownership & Scan of Identity Card (both sides)

UCA

Yes

No

No

10000

1M

Voluntary Organisations

Proof of ownership

UCA

Yes

No

No

10000

0.5M

&

Scan of Voluntary Organisation Commissioner

Certificate / Letter

Persons with Special Needs

Proof of ownership

UCA

Yes

Improvement to interior accessibility

No

10000

1M

&

Scan of the Special Identity Card

(CRPD yellow card)

 

1. To view whether your property is a Scheduled Grade 1 or 2 - click here.

2. To view the guidelines - click here

3. Bill of Quantity template (this is an obligatory document when submitting an application for the grant) - click here

4. To view whether your property is within an Urban Conservation Area - check the below maps:

Malta      Gozo
 Locality  Map   Locality Map

 Attard

 view Fontana view
 Balzan  view Ghajnsielem - Mgarr view
 B'Bugia  view Gharb view
 Birgu  view Ghasri view
 B'kara  view Kercem view
 Bormla  view Munxar view
 Dingli  view Nadur view
 Floriana  view Qala view
 Gharghur  view Rabat - Cittadella view
 Ghaxaq  view San Lawrenz view
 Gudja  view Sannat view

 Hamrun - Santa Venera

 view Santa Lucia - Gozo view
 Haz-Zebbug  view Xaghra view
 Isla  view Xewkija view
 Kalkara  view Zebbug - Gozo view
 Kirkop  view
 Lija  view
 Luqa  view
 Marsa  view
 Marsascala  view
 Marsaxlokk  view
 Mdina  view
 Mellieha  view
 Mgarr  view
 Mosta  view
 Mqabba  view
Msida view
Naxxar view
 Paola  view
 Tarxien  view
 Pieta  view
 Qormi  view
 Qrendi  view
 Rabat - Malta  view
 Safi  view
 San Pawl il-Bahar  view
 Siggiewi  view
 Sliema - San Giljan  view
 Ta' Xbiex  view
 Valletta  view
 Zabbar  view
 Zejtun  view
 Zurrieq  view