Structures at Risk Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme Open

Roscommon County Council is seeking applications from those interested in availing of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund for 2018.

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 trades persons 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.

More information and application forms are available on www.roscommoncoco.ie or by contacting the Heritage Office on 090 6637106 or emailing chand@roscommoncoco.ie

All applications shall be marked “Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018”or “Structures at Risk Fund 2018” as appropriate and submitted to Heritage Office, Roscommon County Council, Àras an Chontae, Roscommon F42 VR98 or emailed to chand@roscommoncoco.ie  before 5pm on Wednesday, 31st January 2018.