Portarlington Facade Enhancement Scheme


In accordance with the “Portarlington Regeneration Strategy 2030” Laois County Council is seeking to improve the streetscape and public realm of Portarlington Town.   The Main Street, French Church Street & Market Square areas are part of the first phase being addressed by this pilot scheme which will assist owners of commercial & residential properties through the painting of the exterior of their properties.

Making an Application

  • Completed application forms must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown and a written quotation for the total estimated costs of the painting project.
  • Applicants must indicate their legal interest in the property.  The applicant must provide written consent from the owner if lessee or tenant.
  • Current photographs of the property must be included with the application.
  • The completed application form must be signed by the applicant.
  • Completed forms should be returned to Linda Meredith, Business Support Unit, Laois County Council, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co Laois.
  • Incomplete application forms may delay processing and may result in the application not being considered.

Terms and Conditions of the Portarlington Facade Enhancement Scheme 

  1. The scheme applies to residential and commercial properties.
  2. The premises applying for the grant must be located in the area shown on the map attached.
  3. No work should be undertaken prior to receiving an approval letter from the Council.
  4. Grants are awarded entirely at the discretion of the Local Authority.
  5. An application will not be considered where there are Rates or charges due to the Council.
  6. On completion of the works, all invoices and receipts in respect of the painting works should be forwarded to the Council.
  7. Laois County Council may contribute up to 75% of the approved costs of the works up to a maximum of €750.

Application form available here: Portarlington Facade Enhancement Scheme application form 2021

Submit completed application form and supporting documentation to

Linda Meredith

Business Support Unit

Laois County Council

County Hall

Portlaoise