Roscommon County Council is encouraging local groups and individuals to apply for funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund for 2017.
Both schemes are administered by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs but applications should be made via Roscommon County Council
The Built Heritage Investment Scheme seeks to leverage private capital for investment in a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservation projects and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment. This scheme is being developed to assist with the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
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.
The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs 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 Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from Co. Roscommon if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership.
All applications shall be marked “Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017” or “Structures at Risk Fund 2017”, as appropriate, and submitted to Heritage Office, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, Co Roscommon, or emailed to [email protected], before 5pm on Tuesday February 28th.
More information and Application Forms are available on www.roscommoncoco.ie or by contacting the Heritage Office on 090 6637325, or emailing [email protected].