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2017 Funding for Repairs/Conservation Works to Protected Structures or Structures Within an Architectural Conservation Area
Fingal County Council is now accepting applications for three schemes to carry out repairs to Protected Structures, and in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas. Generally the amount of funding awarded cannot exceed 50% of the cost of works up to a maximum amount under each of the schemes (so the cost of works will need to be double the amounts set out). The closing date for receipt of applications for all three schemes is by 5pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017. Application forms along with relevant supplementary material should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in either Word or pdf format. The size of the email should not exceed 15MB.
STRUCTURES AT RISK FUND (SRF) - Level of Funding: Minimum €15,000 - Maximum €30,000
SRF is a national scheme for urgent works to safeguard Protected Structures and in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas. Only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding. Fingal County Council facilitates the initial applications but the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs operates and determines the final list of nationwide projects to be granted funding. The Department will consider only 2 applications per local authority ( a 3rd application can be made if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership) .
The Guidance Circular on the Structures at Risk Fund 2017, which explains the scheme and contains the Application Form, is available to download.
BUILT HERITAGE INVESTMENT SCHEME (BHIS) - Level of Funding: Minimum €2,500 - Maximum €10,000
BHIS is a scheme operated by each local authority to assist with the repair and conservation of Protected Structures, and in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas. Fingal County Council has a fund of €50,000 to allocate in 2017 and so applications will be assessed and prioritised on the basis of: Significance of the Structure; Effectiveness of the Works; Employment Benefits.
The Guidance Circular on the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017, which explains the scheme and contains the Application Form, is available to download.
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE FUND (AHF) - Level of Funding: Minimum €250 - Maximum €2,500
Fingal County Council operates a fund out of its own budget for minor repair/maintenance works or restoration of features to Protected Structures and historic buildings of merit in Architectural Conservation Areas. This is for works that cost under €5,000. See the leaflet below for information on the types of works covered by this scheme and the Application Form is available to download
Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Programme 2017
The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications to its Conservation Grants Programme 2017. The grants programme provides financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant architectural merit. Structures of all periods are eligible but priority will be given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age. The closing date for applications to be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 24th February 2017. The scheme is operated by the Irish Georgian Society and so application forms are available from their website and should be returned to them and NOT to Fingal County Council http://www.igs.ie/updates/article/igs-conservation-grants-programme-2017
Heritage Council Grants 2017
The Heritage Council has issued advance notice of 2 public grant schemes that they are operating.
- Community Heritage Grant Scheme
- Thatch Conservation Grant Scheme
All applications must be submitted through the Heritage Council’s online grants system that is open from 1st March 2017 with a closing date of 24th March 2017 at 5pm. See http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/funding/this-years-projects for further details.
Architectural Conservation Officer,
Fingal County Council,
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The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government offers small grants towards the cost of renovating thatched roofs of owner occupied houses. For more information on this scheme please check the Departments website http://www.environ.ie/en/DevelopmentHousing/Housing/HousingGrantsFinancialAssistance/ThatchingGrants/