Portlaoise Facade Enhancement Scheme (Phase II)

The Portlaoise Facade Enhancement Scheme is being carried out as part of Fáilte Ireland`s Destination Towns Scheme which is funded under the Government`s Project Ireland 2040 strategy.  Laois County Council is seeking to improve the attractiveness and tourism potential of Portlaoise Town through supporting the owners of residential and commercial properties to paint the exterior of their properties. The eligible areas are highlighted on the map:

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.
  • A Colour palette for Portlaoise has been developed in association with Crown Paints.  It will be a condition of the scheme that the colour palette is used.
  • A copy of this palette is available from the Business Support Unit.
  • 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 Sheila Cahill, 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 Portlaoise 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 by the applicant prior to receiving an approval letter from the Council.
  4. Grants are awarded entirely at the discretion of the Council.
  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.

Online Application available here: Portlaoise Facade Enhancement Scheme online application 2022

Printable Application form available here: Portlaoise Facade Enhancement Scheme application form 2022

Submit completed application form and supporting documentation to

Sheila Cahill

Business Support Unit

Laois County Council

County Hall


Co Laois

Tel 0578664015/0860325672

Email: scahill@laoiscoco.ie