Historic Structures Fund

Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2020

Overview
The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. It aims to enable conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act. It is administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

Monaghan County Council is inviting applications for the Historic Structures Fund 2020

HISTORIC STRUCTURES FUND 2020

Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF).

Overview
The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. It aims to enable conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act. It will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

Eligibility
The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

• Protected Structures
• Proposed Protected Structures
• Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

Funding
The HSF will have two streams:

Stream 1 (from €15,000 up to €50,000) for essential repairs and smaller capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of heritage structures.
Stream 2 (from €50,000 up to €200,000) for larger enhancement, refurbishment or reuse projects involving heritage structures, where a clear community or public benefit has been demonstrated
Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award.

Match Funding
The maximum grant available for Stream 1 will be 80% of the eligible costs.
The maximum grant available for Stream 2 will generally be 50% of the eligible costs, however, applicants may seek up to 80% in exceptional circumstances.

Due to the limited capital resources available for the operation of the HSF (€1,824,000 nationally), the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will consider 4 applications per Local Authority, only 1 of which may be a publicly-owned building.

How to apply?
The HSF 2020 Circular and application form are available to download below. Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Monaghan County Council, c/o Joan Ryan Administrative Officer, Planning Section, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan Town, H18 YT50, on or before the 31st January 2020 .

HSF Circular – Historic Structures Fund Circular HSF 2020 – PDF
HSF Application – HSF2020 Appendix I Form A (Applicant) – Word Doc.

 

Eligibility
The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

Funding
The HSF will have two streams:

Stream 1 (from €15,000 up to €50,000) for essential repairs and smaller capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of heritage structures.

Stream 2 (from €50,000 up to €200,000) for larger enhancement, refurbishment or reuse projects involving heritage structures, where a clear community or public benefit has been demonstrated

Monaghan County Council is pleased to announce the following structures have been successful and have secured provisional funding under the Historic Structures Fund 2019.

 

Historic Structures Fund 2019

Site Name, AddressProposed Grant
Belgium Park Wall, Belgium Park, Monaghan€15,000.00
Bowelk House, Bowelk, Ballybay, Co Monaghan€28,000.00
Former railway station, North Road, Monaghan€15,000.00
St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Latlorcan, Monaghan€100,000.00

This fund is now closed for applications for 2019.

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Historic Structures Fund 2019