Croí Conaithe (Towns) Fund
What is Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund
The Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund is a fund to support people to live in towns and villages in Ireland by providing a grant to refurbish vacant properties with priority given to areas where the level of dereliction is high.
Overview of Scheme
- New choices for people to live in towns and villages in Galway
- Does not apply to rural areas
- A grant to support the refurbishment of vacant properties,
- Priority given to areas where the level of vacancy or dereliction is high
- A grant of up to a maximum of €30,000 will be available for the refurbishment of vacant properties
- Must be for occupation as a principal private residence,
- Includes the conversion of a property which has not been used as residential heretofore
- Property must be habitable before the grant will be paid
- Subject to appropriate planning exemptions or permission being in place
- A maximum top-up grant amount of up to €20,000 will be available where the property is confirmed to be derelict verified by an appropriately qualified professional e.g. quantity surveyor, engineer etc,
- Or the presence of the property on the local authority’s Derelict Sites Register may make it eligible.
- Properties considered for inclusion must be vacant for two years or more and built before 1993
- Confirmation of vacancy can be validated and verified by, for example, the use of Utility Bills which can help determine vacancy periods
- Property must be in the ownership of applicant before grant is paid. You may apply if sale is going through but payment will not be made until sale is complete
- Works will be subject to before and after inspections.
- SEAI grants may also be used in conjunction with this grant
More information available at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/c2183-croi-conaithe-towns-fund/
Any questions or queries can be addressed to: Tel: 091 509560 firstname.lastname@example.org