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Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 - Closing date for receipt of applications under this scheme is: 4pm, Thursday 31st January 2019

Date Released: 10 December 2018

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 1 will 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, or are available 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 

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, or are available 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

 

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