Cork County Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are inviting applications for grant funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structure Fund 2020. The Conservation Officer for Cork County Council will administrate the scheme which relates to buildings that are contained in the Record of Protected Structures and in Architectural Conservation Areas. Please note that multiple applications for the same structure under the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme will not be considered. Applications which must be made in hard copy are to be addressed to the Built Heritage Investment Scheme or Historic Structure Fund, Conservation Office, Floor 3, Planning Department, County Hall, Cork. The deadline for submission of completed applications is 4pm on Thursday 31st January 2020. Late applications and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants are advised to read the relevant Circular to each scheme carefully as these contain important information regarding the purpose and administration of the schemes.
Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2020.
Project supports will range from a minimum of €2,500 to a maximum of €15,000 per application. This scheme will support small-scale conservation projects and support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment.
BHIS Circular 2020 - Click here
BHIS Application Form A 2020 - Click here
Historic Structures Fund 2020
The Historic Structures Fund replaces the previous Structures at Risk Fund and will have two Streams:
- Stream 1 will offer grants from €15,000 up to €50,000 and is aimed at essential repairs and smaller capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of heritage structures.
- Stream 2 will offer a small number of grants from €50,000 up to €200,000 for larger enhancement, refurbishment or reuse projects involving heritage structures, where a clear community or public benefit has been demonstrated.
HSF Circular 2020 - Click here
HSF Application Form A 2020 - Click here