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Public Notice: Grant Scheme under the Structures at Risk Fund 2016

Mar 18, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is providing funding to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Galway City Council will on receipt of qualifying applications for funding assess and put forward a maximum of two (three if application relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership) applications as prescribed by the terms and limitations of the Department's criteria and funding.

The categories of structures eligible for assistance are as follows:

1. Protected Structures: i.e. those structures included in the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) of each planning authority.

2. Proposed Protected Structures: i.e. those structures that are proposed for inclusion in the RPS of each planning authority, but have not yet been formally approved for inclusion. All proposed protected structures awarded funding under this scheme must be added to the RPS by 31 st December 2016.

3. Structures in Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs), where exceptional circumstances are deemed by the Department to apply.

4. Irish Historic Houses (Private Ownership).

However, only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration can be considered to qualify for funding.

Application forms and criteria on same are available from the Planning Office, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway (telephone no. 091 536516) or can be downloaded at links below.

Application Form

Completed applications must be made to the Planning Office at the above mentioned address marked 'Structures at Risk Fund 2016' no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 13th April 2016.

Signed: Caroline Phelan,
A/Director of Services,
Planning & Transportation.