The ink of my previous post wasn’t even used (let alone had time to dry) when more news about restoration projects came to light. The Dutch funding institution VSBfonds reports it will invest € 3,8m in the restoration of 7 estates in The Netherlands. The estates are:
Reconstruction work in progress at Twickel, October 2007
- Kasteel Horn, Horn
- Landgoed Neercanne, Maastricht
- Landgoed Twickel, Delden
- Landgoed Eikenrode, Loosdrecht
- Kasteel Geldrop, Geldrop
- Kasteel Cannenburch, Vaassen
- Landgoed Zuylestein, Leersum
According to the VSB website, 9 restoration plans have been submitted by estates which were previously selected for the 2006 pilot. This selection was made in cooperation with RACM and PHB. It is the first time this grant has been awarded, if the pilot succeeds a new tender for the year 2007 will be announced.
Grants will only be awarded to restoration plans that comprise the full restoration of the estate. No money will be granted to partial restoration plans.