Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF).
The fund is intended to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act where, in the opinion of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA), an urgent need for works to such structures has been demonstrated.
Only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration.
The SRF is not intended to assist in the carrying out of routine maintenance, alterations or improvements.
Due to the limited capital resources available for the operation of the SRF (€1,324,000 nationally), DAHRRGA will consider 4 applications per Local Authority, only 1 of which may be a publicly-owned building. A 5th application may be made if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership.
The total value of funding available for each individual project shall not exceed 80% of the total project cost.
The minimum level of funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 up to a maximum grant of €30,000. Re the possible 5th project , concerning an Irish Historic House in private ownership, the minimum level of funding available under the SRF will be €5,000 up to a maximum of €10,000.
How to apply?
The SRF 2018 Circular and application form are available to download at www.monaghan.ie and hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.
Completed applications (Form A – Section One) 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 of January 2018.