MICA REDRESS SCHEME DONEGAL
What is the Mica Redress Scheme?
The Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme (Mica Redress Scheme) is available to assist homeowners to carry out remedial works, to their principal private residence where the house is deemed to have been damaged, due to defective concrete blocks.
Who does the scheme apply to?
This scheme applies to the owners of dwellings which are damaged due to defective concrete blocks. These are blocks containing excessive amounts of mica/pyrite. The dwelling must be the individual’s principal private residence. Under this grant scheme, an owner can only apply for one dwelling. One grant applies to only one dwelling.
How does the grant process work?
Stage 1: Confirmation of Eligibility
Homeowner applies to Donegal County Council (DCC) by completing the online application for Stage 1. This must be accompanied with an engineer’s report (IS465 Registered engineer) as evidence of damage to dwelling.
Stage 2: Grant Approval
Before works commence, the homeowner applies for grant approval by completing the online application for Stage 2. This application involves providing estimated costs from a contractor to redress the dwelling. If satisfied, the DCC confirms the maximum approved grant amount, subject to the terms of the scheme.
Stage 3: Payment of Grant
Following completion and certification of the works, the homeowner applies for full or partial payment of the grant. This is done online via the Stage 3 application.
Apply for the grant
If your home has been affected, start your application process today by clicking here. If you have any questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.