The County of Groningen, together with the Department of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), has provided a subsidy for the major maintenance and restoration of national monuments.
Owners of national monuments in Groningen can apply again this fall for major conservation and restoration work on their property. Applications can be submitted to the province from October 3 to November 15, 2022. €3,500,000 is available for the second application round in 2022.
The major part of the budget is for National Built Monuments, National Monuments with Residential Function and Green National Monuments in earthquake municipalities. 2,250,000 euros is available for this. For this area, the county uses municipal boundaries as of 2018. These were the municipalities of Appingedam, Bedum, Delfzijl, De Marne, Eemsmond, Groningen, Loppersum, Midden-Groningen, Ten Boer and Winsum. Oldambt municipality is also part of the district.
A support amount of €850,000 is available for the rest of the county. Residential landmarks are not eligible for support here. €400,000 has been reserved for huge gardens, parks and cemeteries (the so-called green national monuments).
The GRRG Support Scheme aims for major conservation work, including the restoration of built national monuments and the restoration of green national monuments. An application for redevelopment costs and energy-saving measures may be included in the application for restoration support. In the first half of 2022, there was support, among others, for farms (residential), churches, organ, palace, guest house, house and mill.