Arts, Archives, Heritage & Culture


Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2021 

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).  Waterford has been allocated €136,800. Funding awards made under the scheme will be between €2,500 and €15,000, with applicants matching in full the grants being awarded.

  • BHIS 2021 Appendix I - Application Form A
  • BHIS 2021 Circular

  • Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2021

    The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the broader benefit of communities and the public.

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

  • HSF 2021 Appendix I - Application Form A
  • HSF 2021 Circular
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    Also the HSF funding provides 2 pilot  streams, subject to Department of Housing , Local Government and Heritage criteria, for  

  • Vernacular projects - for a grant of between €5,000 and €10,000
  • Historic Shopfronts - for a grant between  €15,000 and €50,000, additionally the Department have allocated funding for conservation of historic Irish-language shop facades.

  • Completed application forms and photos of the structures to  be submitted only by email to Planning@waterfordcouncil.ie  Please note the date for receipt of fully completed applications has been extended to  the 19th of February 2021.

    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. The Department will formally approve projects for funding by 26th of February 2021. Successful applicants must have the works completed by 24th of September 2021.

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