Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024
Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, has announced the continued
implementation of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) and Historic Structures Fund (HSF) in 2024. The Planning Section of Tipperary County Council will administer these schemes for relevant sites in Tipperary.
This Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) seeks to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in a number of small-scale, labour-intensive projects
to repair and conserve structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and in certain cases, for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, and to support the employment of skilled and experienced
conservation professionals, craft workers and tradespeople.
As was the case under the BHIS 2023, only one application will be considered per historic structure. Applicants cannot avail of funding under both the Historic
Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme in the same year.
Under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme the minimum level of funding awarded will be €2,500 up to a maximum of €15,000. This scheme supports small-scale conservation projects and
the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment.
Funding for works of routine maintenance and minor repairs are also available under the BHIS scheme. The maximum award for such projects will be €2,500.
The Circular on the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024, Guidance Document, FAQ's and the Application Form are available to download below.
Applications for the scheme should be made directly by post or email to the Planning Section of Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The email address to
be used is firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 22nd January 2024