Built Heritage Grants:

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 18 November 2019

Built Heritage Grants: Westmeath County Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) and the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) for the repair and conservation of structures on the Record of Protected Structures.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme aims to assist the owners of Protected Structures with small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve our historic buildings e.g. window repair/replacement, roof repair etc. Grants of €2,500 - €15,000 are available with 50% match-funding required. This year a pilot scheme is being introduced for routine maintenance and minor repairs, and the maximum award for such projects will be €2,500

Historic Structures Fund offers financial assistance for the conservation of significant buildings that are in urgent need of support or that could be brought into community use. There are two funding streams under the ‘Historic Structures Fund’; Stream 1 offers up to €50,000 for essential repairs and Stream 2 supports larger refurbishment or reuse projects which may avail of up to €200,000 in funding.

The Closing Date for both schemes is 31st January 2020. For details see http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/yourcouncil/councilnews/conservationheritagegrants.html