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Structures at Risk Fund 2018

Date issued: 12/12/17

Closing date: 31/01/18

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has recently announced the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF), which finances conservation works on a number of protected buildings in private and civic ownership in County Clare.

The department, which is administering the €1.324m fund says it will consider a maximum of four applications from any local authority.

Clare County Council is inviting applications from around County Clare in relation to the fund, the closing date for which is 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 31st January 2018.

The circular issued in relation to the scheme explained:  “The purpose of the SRF is to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), including works to proposed protected structures, and in certain cases, works to safeguard structures within architectural conservation areas, where, in the opinion of the department, an urgent need for works to such structures has arisen and has been demonstrated”.

The department says it will consider a maximum of five applications per local authority; four general applications (only 1 of which may be a publicly-owned building) and a fifth application only if it relates to an Irish Historic House in private ownership.  Each local authority will be asked to report on additional employment generated following the completion of each project.

Funding available under the scheme will range from €15,000 to a maximum grant of €30,000 while funding of between €5,000 and €10,000 may be available for a fifth project submitted by Clare County Council.  The department says the total value of funding available for each individual project shall not exceed 80% of the total project cost.

The application form and full details of the grant scheme are available to download below:

Application form and details of the grant scheme

Closing date

Completed applications must be lodged not later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 31, 2018

How to apply

You can email your application to or send your application by post to:

Planning Department
Economic Development Directorate
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
County Clare

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 08/01/18