Defective Blocks

Mayo Defective Concrete Block Community Facilitators

 In 2023 Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’ Brien commenced the Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme. This scheme provides financial support to affected homeowners in counties Donegal, Mayo, Limerick and Clare whose dwelling has been damaged by the use of defective concrete blocks in its construction. Grants of up to €420,000 are available for affected homeowners depending on the works required under the scheme

Mayo North East Partnership work in partnership with Mayo County Council and have two Defective Concrete Block (DCB) Community Facilitators in place throughout Mayo.

Defective Concrete Block Support

The Defective Concrete Block Community Facilitators are responsible for supporting homeowners through the application process and facilitating access to the relevant support services.

The Facilitators hold weekly clinics by appointment offering practical support in the various steps of the process from scanning and uploading documents and signposting information to homeowners about other supports available. This is a Free and Confidential service.

The Facilitators aim is to prioritise homeowners and families who are most vulnerable and who need this support most. The community support on the ground continues to be vital for households, and the outreach clinics further enhance this work. 

The Facilitators link in with local agencies, community groups, support services and key organisations with the service.

The DCB posts are supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, through Mayo County Council.


Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme

Grants of up to €420,000 are available for affected homeowners depending on the works required under the scheme.

Documents providing detailed information on the process, including guidelines to facilitate, promote and support a consistent approach to the operation and administration of the scheme are available below:

Homeowners are strongly advised and encouraged to read these ahead of making an application.

Available to download are the following Application Process Guides:

Process of Application for Defective Concrete Blocks

Enhanced Scheme Rental Process of Application Guide DCB Rental

Applications under this scheme are to be made online via Mayo County Council:

Information Links:

Contact 087 – 4828261