Taxonomy List

Funding for Architectural Heritage Conservation

Grants, schemes and incentives to support the conservation of architectural heritage. 

The Build Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts.

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

A wide range of other funding opportunities can also be found below.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. 

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 29th January 2021

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 (BHIS) - Routine Maintenance and Minor Repairs

As part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 (BHIS) the Department will again be providing a funding stream under this scheme for works of routine maintenance and minor repairs, which were not previously eligible for funding under the scheme. Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works are set out in Section 7 of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 (BHIS) Guidance Circular below.

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Friday 29th January 2021

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Historic Structures Fund 2021

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.

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Friday 29th January 2021

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Historic Structures Fund 2021 - Historic Shopfronts – Pilot Stream

The purpose of the stream is to support and incentivise the conservation of historic shop fronts within the criteria of eligible essential repairs and small capital works, for the refurbishment and conservation of historic shop facades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard the shopfronts and keep them in use.

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Friday 29th January 2021

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Historic Structures Fund 2021 - Traditional Irish-Language Shop Facades – Pilot Stream

The purpose of the stream is to support and incentivise the conservation of traditional Irish-language shop facades within the criteria of essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic Irish-language shop facades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard the shop facades and keep them in use. The additional funding will be made available under the historic shopfronts stream of the Historic Structures Fund.

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Friday 29th January 2021

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Historic Structures Fund 2021 - Vernacular Structures – Pilot Stream

In the context of the forthcoming strategy for built vernacular, a pilot stream for vernacular structures is being introduced for 2021, with funding of €50,000.The purpose of the stream is to support conservation repairs and small capital works to vernacular structures that are not listed in Local Authority Records of Protected Structures or otherwise legally protected. Such structures may be located within an Architectural Conservation Area. Funding amounts of between €5,000 and €10,000 for eligible projects.

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Friday 29th January 2021

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Irish Georgian Society Grants

The Irish Georgian Society, through the support of its London Chapter, has launched a new Conservation Grants Scheme to provide financial assistance for works to structures of significant
architectural merit.

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Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine manages the GLAS traditional farm buildings grant scheme. Only farmers approved in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) are eligible to apply.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18th February 2020 before 5pm.

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