Built Heritage Investment Scheme

Local authorities may provide financial support for the repair and conservation of protected structures and buildings in an architectural conservation area. A protected structure is one with architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest.

Carlow County Council in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting application for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024. All applications are advised to read the circular outlining the details of the scheme and the closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 25th January 2024.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme is designed as a support to owners and custodians in caring for our built heritage and ensuring that it is protected into the future. The fund is designed to assist with the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. In certain cases, the scheme also supports the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) where, in the opinion of the local authority, a need for works to enhance the character and appearance of an ACA has been demonstrated. The primary purpose of the scheme is to support privately owned properties in need of repair and conservation.

Eligible Structures: Protected structures (RPS); Proposed Protected Structures; Structure in Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs), or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances are deemed by the Department to apply.

It is essential that the applicant read the Guidance Booklet to learn about the Scheme. It is advisable that before completing the Application Form A, that the applicant refers to the Guidance Application Form A as it outlines the details required. 

All applications will be reviewed by an Assessment Panel and their decisions are based upon the information submitted on the Application Form.

Queries in relation to this grant scheme should be addressed to esullivan@carlowcoco.ie