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Thursday 6 December 2018

Conservation Grants For Protected Structures 2019

Built Heritage Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund

 Wicklow County Council invites applications for funding from owners of protected structures and structures within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) under the following two schemes as operated by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht;

Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2019, and the  Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2019.

Full details of each scheme including guidelines and application forms are available below or by request from Wicklow County Council Planning Office Tel: 0404 20100, e-mail

All completed applications (Form A) should to be clearly marked BHIS/HSF and returned by e mail to or by post to: Planning Section, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow Town.

 Please note that the closing date for the BHIS is Friday 25th January 2019. The cosing date for HSF is 31st January 2019

There is a total allocation for County Wicklow of €60,000 under the BHIS 2019. Individual project supports will be awarded from a minimum of €2500 to a maximum of €15,000. There will be a match funding requirement of 50 from owners for eligible projects. Please read attached guidelines carefully before completing applications.

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. The Historic Structures Fund 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 (funding of up to €1m for 2019 under this Stream).
  • 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 (funding of up to €1m for 2019 under this Stream).
  • Please note that multiple applications for the same structure under the Historic Structure Funs and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme will not be considered in 2019.



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