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Historic Structures Fund 2019

Applications Invited

Historic Structures Fund 2019

Applications Invited

Date:06 December 2018


Mayo County Council wishes to invite applications under the Historic Structures Fund 2019 (HSF). HSF 2019 (formerly the Structures at Risk Fund) is for conservation works to heritage structures, in both private and public ownership.

The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.

Stream 1 will offer grants between €15,000 and €50,000 for essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic structures.

Stream 2 will offer grants from €50,000 up to €200,000 for larger enhancement or significant refurbishment projects involving historic structures, where a clear benefit to the community and the public has been demonstrated. Funding under Stream 2 may be phased over two years

The maximum grant available for Stream 1 will be 80% of the eligible costs.

The maximum grant available for Stream 2 will generally be 50% of the eligible costs, however, in exceptional circumstances applicants may seek a higher percentage of eligible costs, subject to a maximum overall rate of 80%. 


Only one application will be considered per historic structure. Multiple applications for the same structure under different streams of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme will not be considered.

The Architectural Conservation Office of Mayo County Council will administer the scheme. Applicants should read the guidelines and be familiar with the qualifying criteria and conditions of the scheme and must include photographs in their application.

All applicants must complete Appendix I – Application Form A – Owner_Applicant and submit it, with supporting documentation (incl. photographs), in hard copy by 4pm on Thursday 31st January 2019. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Applications should be marked Historic Structures Fund 2019 and  addressed to Siobhán Sexton, Architectural Conservation Officer, Architects Department, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar.


Application forms and particulars for the above scheme are available to download here:

Historic Structures Fund 2019 Circular -  Circular HSF 2019 - FINAL.pdf

Historic Structures Fund 2019 Application Form A - Appendix I - Application Form A – Owner_Applicant.docx 


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