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Funding for Architectural Heritage

Financial Assistance for Architectural Heritage

In April 2018, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018-2027 - a €1.2bn capital investment in culture and heritage. The capital funding for built heritage under this plan will run from 2018-2027 and is focused on enhancing and safeguarding our built heritage throughout the country. 

 

Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund 2019

On 28th November 2018, Minister Madigan announced that the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund (formerly the Structures at Risk Fund) will operate again in 2019 with total funding of up to €4.3 million.

 

HISTORIC STRUCTURES FUND 2019 (Formerly Structures at Risk Fund)

Ireland has a unique built environment of extraordinary quality - our historic buildings and structures are a vital part of our heritage. They are the built signatures of generations of Irish people.

 

The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.

 

While the primary responsibility to care for and maintain a protected structure rests with the owner, the Historic Structures Fund will invest essential capital in our valuable built heritage and help the owners and custodians of historic structures to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. There are almost fifty thousand protected structures around the country. Many of these are in great need of investment to ensure their preservation and continued use so that they remain a living part of our history and community life into the future.

 

Available Funding

  • Stream 1will offer grants between €15,000 and €50,000 for essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic structures.
  • Stream 2 will offer grants from €50,000 up to €200,000 for larger enhancement or significant refurbishment projects involving historic structures, where a clear benefit to the community and the public has been demonstrated. Funding under Stream 2 may be phased over two years
  • The maximum grant available for Stream 1 will be 80% of the eligible costs.
  • The maximum grant available for Stream 2 will generally be 50% of the eligible costs; however, in exceptional circumstances applicants may seek a higher percentage of eligible costs, subject to a maximum overall rate of 80%. 
  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence of the availability of matching funding and works must be completed and paid for before payment is made by the Department.

 

Details and application forms may be downloaded below, or on request from the Planning Department, Meath County Council.

Applications should be sent to: Conservation Section, Planning Department, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, or e-mailed to conservation@meathcoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications under this scheme is: 4pm, Thursday 31st January 2019 

 

Historic Structures Fund 2019 Circular doc, 170kb

Historic Structures Fund 2019 Application Form doc, 44kb

HSF 2019 - Aguisín I - Foirm Iarratais d'Úinéirí doc, 59kb

HSF 2019 - Ciorclán Samhain 2018 pdf, 514kb

 

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. This Scheme aims to support a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservation projects across the country and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment. The allocation for 2019 is up to €2.5 million.

Details and application forms may be downloaded below, or on request from the Planning Department, Meath County Council.

Applications should be sent to: Conservation Section, Planning Department, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, or e-mailed to conservation@meathcoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications under this scheme is:  4pm, Thursday 31st January 2019

 

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 Application Form doc, 58kb

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 Circular pdf, 600kb

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 Appendix I - Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works doc, 51kb

BHIS 2019 Ciorclán Samhain 2018 pdf, 427kb

BHIS 2019 Aguisín II - Foirm Iarratais A doc, 61kb

BHIS 2019 Aguisín I - Oibreacha Cáilitheacha and Neamhcháilitheacha pdf, 205kb

An Action Plan for the Sustainable Future of the Irish Historic House in Private Ownership pdf, 2,966kb