Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys has announced of 2 funding schemes for Protected Structures – the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 (BHIS)and the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) 2018.

The allocation of funding for Cork County Council under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017, is €50,000. The scheme will be administrated by the Architectural Conservation Officer. The fund is intended to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and, in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas. The fund is not intended to assist in the carrying out of routine maintenance, alterations, improvements or pre-existing work. Please click here for application forms – BHIS Application Form / Guidance Notes /  Notes on Qualifying Works

The Structures at Risk Fund is only for structures that are in immediate danger of significant deterioration. Please click here for application forms.SRF Application Form / Guidance Notes

Please note that the deadline for submission of completed applications for both the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and The Structures at Risk Fund is 4 p.m. on the 26th of January  2018.  Applications should be addressed to the Architectural Conservation Officer, Planning Department, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork. Late applications and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.