The Conservation Grants for 2020 have been announced:
Historic Structures Fund 2020 and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2020
Roscommon County Council is seeking applications from those interested in availing of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund for 2020.
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 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.
Scheme information circulars application forms are attached. They can also be downloaded from http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/Community/Heritage/Heritage/Built-Heritage-Investment-Scheme-2020-Historic-Structures-Fund-2020/
Applications shall be marked “Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2020”or “Historic Structures Fund 2020” as appropriate and submitted to Heritage Office, Roscommon County Council, Àras an Chontae, Roscommon F42 VR98, phone 090 6637271 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020
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/