ZAGREB, Aug 8 – The Zagreb city authorities are willing to financially support the renovation of facades and roofs of religious communities’ places of worship, with Mayor Milan Bandic having invited religious communities to apply for project-specific grants in the next three months.
Grants are to be allocated for the renovation of six capital buildings – the Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, the Serb Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration, the Islamic Centre, the Evangelical Church of Christ the King and the Co-Cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
The city will provide grants in the amount of 50% of the total value of renovation work, with the maximum annual grant amounting to one million kuna including VAT (approx. EUR 135,000) per building. The remaining funds are expected to be secured by religious communities applying for the grants.
The city will also provide financial assistance for the renovation of roofs and facades of other religious buildings in the amount of 50% of the total value of renovation work, but with annual grants amounting to a maximum HRK 250,000 including VAT (approx. EUR 33,800) per building.