Conservation Grants Programme – Structures and Buildings

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The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications to its Conservation Grants Programme 2019. The Irish Georgian Society has fundraised a total of €50,000 and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant architectural merit.

The Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Grants Programme is generously funded by Irish Georgian Society London. Over the last five years, the Society has supported over thirty significant conservation projects from around the country, that have included works to country houses and castles, thatched cottages and historic townhouses, architectural follies, and churches.

Conservation - Detail of Costello Chapel Carrick on Shannon

Some projects awarded grants in 2018 include: Abbeyleix Old Church, Abbeyleix Demesne, Co. Laois; Saunderscourt Gate Lodges, Co Wexford; Ardrahan Church, Co. Galway; and 18 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.

Application forms must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 11th March 2019 and can be downloaded here. Decisions on the allocation of grants will be made by early May at which time applicants will be informed.

The Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Grants Programme, supported by IGS  London provides financial assistance for conservation works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available with structures of all periods eligible but with priority given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age.

Eligibility of Buildings
  • Protected structures and recorded monuments. Unprotected structures will only be considered where it is demonstrated that the structure is of architectural and historical interest and hitherto has been overlooked by local authorities and the NIAH.
  • Structures of national and international importance will be given priority over buildings of regional importance.
  • Generally, unprotected structures within an ACA will be given a low priority.
  • Structures of all periods are eligible but priority will be given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age.

 

Application procedure

There are three phases in the selection of projects for grant support:

Phase 1: A call for expressions of interest to individuals or groups undertaking or planning to undertake conservation projects.

Phase 2: Following a review process of submitted projects, a shortlisted selection will be invited to submit a more comprehensive application.

Phase 3: A further review process will select projects to be supported through the IGS grants scheme.

 

Timeframe

Phase 1: Expressions of interest to be submitted by Monday 11th March with applicants notified of outcomes in early April. Applications to be submitted by email only to: igsconservationgrants@gmail.com

 

Phase 2: Shortlisted projects may be asked for additional information to be submitted by Wednesday 10th April.

 

Phase 3: Allocation of grants to be determined in mid-May.

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