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Grants of the National Heritage Board

 

The owner or possessor of the monument may request a grant from the National Heritage Board for the maintenance (including the installation of a surveillance and access control system) and conservation of the monument, restoration or establishing the optimal storage conditions. The grant can be applied for by way of electronic entry as a citizen in the National Register of Cultural Monuments or by filling in a grant application form on paper.

Information on all grants awarded on an annual basis by the National Heritage Board is provided by our website in the form of tables. Assigned grants can also be found in the National Register of Cultural Monuments, where different criteria can be used for the search. The budget and reserve grant directives concerning grants are available from the National Heritage Board's document register

 

Grants of the National Heritage Board

Architectural monuments

AMOUNT OF GRANTS

The amount of grants is approved annually by the Ministry of Culture together with the National Heritage Board budget. In 2017, 641 197 EUR were allocated for the reconditioning of structures and 65 679 EUR for the study and conservation of valuable details.

SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

For architectural, historical monuments (buildings) and structures located in the heritage conservation area, the following activities are supported:

  • conservation, restoration, repair and maintenance work;
  • studies and preparation of the special conditions and project documentation;
  • installation of surveillance and fire alarm systems;
  • studying and restoring and conserving valuable details.
In addition, the owner or possessor of a monument or a structure located in the heritage conservation area may request the National Heritage Board to draw up the special conditions for heritage conservation

Lisaks võib mälestise või muinsuskaitsealal paikneva ehitise omanik või valdaja taotleda Muinsuskaitseametilt muinsuskaitse eritingimuste koostamist.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

The application is submitted as an e-service through the National Register of Cultural Monuments (register.muinas.ee) or digitally signed by e-mail (to info@muinsuskaitseamet.ee) or on paper to the National Heritage Board.

The deadline for submission of applications with the required annexes is no later than September 30.

The application must be submitted in writing on the corresponding application form and the following required additional documents are included in the application:

  • at least two comparative quotes. If according to the law, the work is to be carried out by a licenced company, the quotes must be from the companies licenced by the National Heritage Board. In the case of structures, the cost of the various parts of the structure and/or various activities must be clearly indicated in the quote. In exceptional cases, the National Heritage Board may decide to also accept applications with one quote (for example, if it is a very specific job).
  • a confirmation letter must be attached if there is a co-financing.
  • if the application is submitted by the representative of the owner or possessor, the authorization of an owner or possessor must be attached.
 

EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are subject to a multi-stage evaluation. In the first stage, each county chief inspector submits proposals to the evaluation committee on the allocation of grants based on applications from the respective county. Subsequently, the submitted applications will be reviewed by the committee which will compile a ranked list of applications, on the basis of which grantees are approved.
 

The evaluation of applications for structures shall be based, inter alia, on:

  • the status of the monument and the conformity of the planned works with the maintenance of the monument (for example, damage-prone structures, the need for changing the roof covering, reinforcing support structures, installation of rainwater systems, etc.) and the urgency of the work;
  • the cultural, architectural and historical value of the monument, accessibility to the public and its function;
  • the overall quality and financial justification of the application (including the relevance of the planned activities in the general context of the monument and/or region, the potential or prospect of the monument subject of the application), the feasibility and sustainability of the application, and the realistic nature of budget.

INFORMING THE APPLICANT

Applicants will be informed in writing or electronically of the approval or refusal of the application after the adoption of the National Heritage Board's budget by the Minister of Culture, which normally takes place in January. The directive of the Director General of the National Heritage Board regarding the allocation of grants is also published on the website of the National Heritage Board.
 

APPLYING FOR A GRANT FROM THE RESERVE

The reserve (5% of the budget amount of grants) is primarily intended to support unforeseen work and activities (e.g. storm damage, unexpected collapses or other emergencies, study and conservation of the valuable details discovered, etc.). In order to apply for a grant from the reserve, a written application on the relevant the application form must be submitted to the National Heritage Board (the same requirements and form apply as for the ordinary application). As a supplement to the application, a COVER LETTER must be submitted, which justifies the extraordinary work and the need for applying for a grant from the reserve.

Applications for the reserve will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis during the financial year. Disbursements from the reserve fund, reporting on the use of a grant, etc., are carried out on the same basis as the basic budget grants.

    Historical monuments

    SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

     

    In the case of historical monuments (except buildings), support is given for:

    • maintenance (including removal of brushwood and trees);
    • restoration, conservation, and repair works (including gravestones and fencing, enclosure walls and gates, monuments, decorative sculptures);
    • installation of information boards;
    • carrying out studies (including making an inventory).
    An application must be accompanied by at least one valid quote. If the maintenance work is done by a student camp, there is no need for a quote, but a description of the planned work (including its volume) must be provided.
     

    SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

    • The application is submitted as an e-service through the National Register of Cultural Monuments (register.muinas.ee) or on paper to the National Heritage Board.

      Applications for restoration, conservation, repair, and study must be submitted by September 30 at the latest.

      Applications for maintenance works and installation of information boards must be submitted by March 31 of the current financial year at the latest

    Archaeological monuments

    SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

     

    In the case of archaeological monuments, support is given for:

    • maintenance (including removal of brushwood and trees);
    • installation of information boards;
    • carrying out studies (rescue excavations)

    An application must be accompanied by at least one valid quote. If the maintenance work is done as a communal work or by an owner, there is no need for a quote, but a description of the planned work (including its volume) must be provided.

     

    SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

    • The application is submitted as an e-service through the National Register of Cultural Monuments (register.muinas.ee) or on paper to the National Heritage Board.

      Applications for restoration, conservation, repair and study (inventories), and information boards must be submitted by September 30 at the latest.

      The dates for applications for the studies of archaeological monuments (rescue excavations) and maintenance work in 2018: March 31, June 30, and September 30.

    Art monuments

    SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

     
    In the case of art monuments, conservation and restoration of the object are supported.
     
     

     

    SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION

    • The application is submitted as an e-service through the National Register of Cultural Monuments (register.muinas.ee) or digitally signed by e-mail (to info@muinsuskaitseamet.ee) or on paper to the National Heritage Board.
    • Applications (completed application form with the required annexes) must be submitted by September 30 at the latest.

    An application must be accompanied by at least two valid quotes. In justified cases, the National Heritage Board may decide to also accept applications with one quote (for example, very specific jobs etc.). If, according to the law, the work is to be carried out by a licenced company (or a person who has been given an appropriate occupation in terms of a type of the work), the quotes must be from the companies licenced by the National Heritage Board (or with the corresponding certificate of competency). The National Heritage Board reserves the right to take additional quotes and to base the grant allocation on the most optimal offer.

     

     

     

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