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Structures at Risk Fund 2018

Applications Invited

Structures at Risk Fund 2018

Applications Invited

Date: 4th December 2017

 

The Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced funding under the Structures at Risk Fund for 2018 with a total fund available of

€1,324,000; €74,000 of which will be allocated for funding towards the type of house covered by An Action Plan for the Sustainable Future for the Irish

Historic House, launched in 2015.

 

The Architectural Conservation Office of Mayo County Council administer the fund with regard to historic structures as outlined in the guidelines.

 

The purpose of the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) is to assist with works to safeguard certain historic structures into the future where, in the opinion of the

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG), an urgent need has been demonstrated. It aims to reduce the risk of deterioration of Ireland’s

architectural heritage while supporting employment for conservation professionals, contractors and specialists. It also supports owners/ occupiers in their

long-term commitment to securing the future of the architectural heritage.

 

Due to the limited resources available for the operation of the scheme in 2018, DCHG will consider four applications per local authority, only one of which may

be a publicly-owned building. A fifth application may be made if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership. The total funding available for each

individual project shall not exceed 80% of the total project cost. The minimum funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 up to a maximum grant of €30,000.

The minimum funding available for a fifth project in respect of a historic house in private ownership will be €5,000 up to a maximum of €10,000.

 

Only structures or parts of structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding by DCHG.

 

All applicants must complete SRF­2018 Appendix I Application Form A and submit it, with supporting documentation (incl. photographs), in hard copy by 4pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Applications should be marked Structures at Risk Fund 2018 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:

Structures at Risk Fund 2018 Guidance Circular -  SRF2018_Circular

Structures at Risk Fund 2018 Application Form A–  SRF2018_AppendixI_ApplicationA

 

 

 

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