The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG) is continuing the Structures at Risk Fund for 2016 and groups in Roscommon are being invited to make applications through Roscommon County Council.
The purpose of the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) is to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended); including works to proposed protected structures, and in certain cases, works to safeguard structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, where, in the opinion of the Department, an urgent need for works to such structures has arisen and has been demonstrated. Only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding by the Department.
DAHG will consider no more than 2 applications per local authority, only 1 of which may be a publicly-owned building. A third application can be put forward to DAHG from Co. Roscommon if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership.
The total value of funding available for each individual project shall not exceed 80% of the total project cost. The minimum level of funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 up to a maximum grant of €30,000. The minimum level of funding available under the SRF for a historic house in private ownership will be €5,000 up to a maximum grant of €10,000.
The full details of the scheme, application process and application form etc can be downloaded from www.roscommoncoco.ie or by contacting the Roscommon County Council Customer Service Desk on 090 6632500.
All applications shall be marked “Structures at Risk Fund 2016” and submitted to Heritage Office, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon before 4.30p.m. on Friday 15th April 2016.