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Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2024

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. In relation to projects funded within an ACA, the maximum amount is €10,000 per individual project.

The scheme will be administered by the Conservation Section,  Waterford City and County Council.   If you are interested, please download the application form and checklist.  There is  also a guidance booklet   and a  list  of qualifying works and non-qualifying works  to assist applicants with information in relation to the application process and operation.

  • Completed application forms and photos of the structures to be submitted only by email to by 5pm on 19th  of January 2024.

Only applications received by this date  will be considered.  Please ensure that the grant scheme name is in the subject line and note that all forms must be completed in full, in order to be processed. Successful applicants must have the works completed by  the 27th of September 2024.

If you have any queries in relation to the schemes or wish to submit the application form by post  please contact: Rosemary Ryall, Executive Conservation Officer, Waterford City and County Council. e-mail:


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