The Department of Arts, Heritage Regional Rural and the Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA) has announced the Structures at Risk Fund 2018. The purpose of the SRF is to assist with works to safeguard structures included in the Record of Protected Structures and structures which contribute to the character of Architectural Conservation Areas.
All works carried out under the SRF must be capital works. Only structures or parts of structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding.
The SRF will operate in 2018 with funding available to the amount of €1,324,000; €74,000 of which will be allocated for funding towards the type of house covered by An Action Plan for the Sustainable Future of the Irish Historic House, launched in 2015.
Due to the limited resources available for the operation of the scheme in 2018, DCHG will consider four applications per local authority, only one of which may be a publicly-owned building. A fifth application may be made if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership.
The total funding available for each individual project shall not exceed 80% of the total project cost. The minimum funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 up to a maximum grant of €30,000. The minimum funding available for a fifth project in respect of a historic house in private ownership will be €5,000 up to a maximum of €10,000. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2018.
Full Scheme Terms and Conditions: 1. Circular SRF 2018 – FINAL
Application Form: 2. Appendix I – APPLICATION FORM A – OWNER_APPLICANT
All applicants for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Structures at Risk Fund must work with a suitably qualified conservation professional (conservation architect, engineer or related discipline) in the planning and implementation of conservation works.
For further details please contact Rachel McKenna, Senior Executive Architect, Offaly County Council 057 9346800.