Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 & Historic Structures Fund 2019

Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht are inviting applications for the “Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019” and the “Historic Structures Fund2019”

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme seeks to leverage private capital for investment in 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.

The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on caring for and restoring historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.  The core aims of this fund are to: enable larger scale conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support; encourage the regeneration and reuse of heritage properties and to help to secure the preservation of protected structures and/or historic-culturally significant assets and support the investment of private capital in labour-intensive projects to conserve historic structures in public and private ownership for community use.

 Eligibility for both:

  • Structures must be included in the Record of Protected Structures
  • Structures in Architectural Conservation Areas where exceptional circumstances are deemed to apply.

All applications shall be marked “Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019” or “Historic Structures Fund2019”, as appropriate and submitted before 5.00p.m. on Thursday 31st January 2019, to Heritage Office, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, Co Roscommon F42 VR98 or emailed to chand@roscommoncoco.ie

More information and Application Forms are available by contacting the Heritage Office on 090 6637106, or emailing chand@roscommoncoco.ie

If you are unsure which scheme to apply for, you may apply for both schemes and we’ll see which scheme has the best chance of success for you. 

If you need to find a conservation architect you should find one here http://www.riai.ie/practice_directory/

For advice on care and conservation of your historic building click here http://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/built-heritage/architectural-heritage-advisory-service/advice-for-owners/