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The Department of the Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht affairs has announced details of a Structures at Risk Fund for 2017 - Details and application forms may be downloaded from the website

Date Released: 31 January 2017

Structures at Risk Fund 2017

The Department of the Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht affairs has announced details of a Structures at Risk Fund for 2017.

The fund is intended to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Acts, proposed Protected Structures, and, in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, where, in the opinion of the Department, an urgent need for works to such structures has been demonstrated.

An Action Plan for the Sustainable Future of the Irish Historic House in Private Ownership was launched in December 2015 and sets out a roadmap of actions for this specific area of our architectural heritage. A total of €74,000 of the €824,000 being provided under the SRF will be allocated for the funding of the type of House covered by the action plan.

Due to the limited capital resources available for the operation of the SRF (€824,000 nationally), the Department will consider 2 applications per local authority (LA), only one of which may be for a publicly owned building, and a third application only if it relates to a historic house.

The minimum level of funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 to a maximum grant of €30,000. The minimum level of funding for a historic house in private ownership is €5,000, to a maximum of €10,000. The total value of funding available for each individual project shall not exceed 80% of the total project cost.

Only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding. The fund is not intended to assist in the carrying out of routine maintenance, alterations or improvements.

The successful applicants will be required to provide details of the employment generated by the project when claiming the funding.

Details and application forms may be downloaded from the website, http://www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Heritage/ArchitecturalHeritage/FundingforArchitecturalHeritage/ or on request from the Planning Department, Meath County Council and Municipal District offices. Applications should be sent to: Louise Hand, Planning Department, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, or e-mailed to lhand@meathcoco.ie

 

 

Closing date for receipt of application is 28th February 2017

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