Local Improvement Scheme 2021







Grant aid under the Local Improvement Scheme is subject to the availability of funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development. Applications are invited from residents/users of private roads (non-public roads) who wish to participate in a scheme. Roscommon County Council proposes to compile a prioritised list of Local Improvement Schemes which it is hoped will commence in 2021, subject to the availability of funding. Roscommon County Council’s grant aid for 2021 has not yet been announced.  

  • The scheme is subject to strict criteria and conditions as set down by the Department of Rural and Community Development
  • The guidelines specify the local contribution from the landowners/local residents of between 10% and 15% of the overall cost must be paid before work commences

Eligible road projects are as follows:

  • Road projects which provide access to parcels of land of which two or more are owned or occupied by different persons engaged in separate agricultural activities; or
  • Road projects which provide access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for two or more persons; or
  • Road projects which provide access to at least one parcel of land owned or occupied by a person engaged in agricultural activities and which separately provide access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for at least one other person
  • In addition, works can be carried out on Amenity roads such as non-public roads leading to important community amenities such as graveyards or other tourist/heritage sites


All road projects must be available for use by members of the public i.e. access to the roads must not be inhibited or restricted.



The online application form must be completed via My Online Services at: https://roscommon-self.achieveservice.comBefore you begin will be required to register for My Online Services or Login (if already registered).  Incomplete online applications or late online applications will not be considered.


Applications may be made via My Online Services from 11th December 2020.  The closing date for receipt of completed online applications is Friday 22nd January 2021Any queries relating to the application process or eligibility for the scheme should be emailed to roads@roscommoncoco.ie

The Form of Agreement (which must be signed by all beneficiaries) and uploaded as part of the online process is available in related documents below.  Full guidelines are also available for download below.