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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 (BHIS)
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced funding for Protected Structures under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 (BHIS). Waterford City and County has been allocated €104,000.

The BHIS scheme seeks to leverage private capital for investment in small-scale, labour-intensive projects and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of Protected Structures and in certain cases, the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACA). Funding awards made under the scheme will be between €2,500 and €15,000, with applicants matching in full the grants being awarded.

  • BHIS 2018 - Circular, November 2017
  • BHIS 2018 - Appendix I - Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works
  • BHIS 2018 - Appendix II - Application Form A
  • For further information or if you have any queries in relation to the scheme please contact: Rosemary Ryall, Executive Conservation Officer, Waterford City and County Council e-mail: rryall@waterfordcouncil.ie

    Extension of deadline. Applications to be submitted via email to rryall@waterfordcouncil.ie by 5 pm 26th of January 2018


    Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) 2018
    The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced funding for Protected Structures under the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) 2018. The scheme will be administered by Waterford City and County Council.

    The Structures at Risk Fund is only for structures that are in immediate danger of significant deterioration. The minimum funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 up to a maximum grant of €30,000. Matching funding of at least 20% of total project expenditure is required. The Department will consider 4 applications per local authority. A fifth application may be made relating to an Irish Historic House in private ownership. In this case minimum funding available is €5,00 to a maximum of €10,000. The Department have stated nor all applications may be successful.

  • SRF 2018: Circular
  • SRF 2018: Appendix I - Application Form

  • For further information or if you have any queries in relation to the scheme please contact: Rosemary Ryall, Executive Conservation Officer, Waterford City and County Council e-mail: rryall@waterfordcouncil.ie

    Extension of deadline. Applications to be submitted via email to rryall@waterfordcouncil.ie by 5 pm 26th of January 2018

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