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Conservation & Heritage Grants

Historic Structure Fund 2021

Westmeath County Council in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Historic Structures Fund for 2021. The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. This year Pilot funding streams are being offered for Vernacular Structures and for Historic Shop Fronts, with an additional funding allocation for the conservation of traditional Irish-language shopfronts. To be eligible for the grant buildings must be on the Record of Protected Structures or be within an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA). Full details are outlined on the circular.

Closing date for receipt of applications is close of business on the 29th January 2021

 

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021

Westmeath County Council in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021.
The Built Heritage Investment Scheme is designed to support owners and custodians in caring for our built heritage and ensuring that it is protected into the future.
To be eligible for the grant buildings must be on the Record of Protected Structures or be within an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA).
Full details are outlined on the circular.

Closing date for receipt of applications is close of business on the 29th January 2021

 

Completed applications for both Historic Structure Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme are to be e-mailed to heritage@westmeathcoco.ie

Or delivered to:

Planning Department,
Westmeath County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Mount Street,
Mullingar

 

Thatch Grants

Grants for the renewal or repair of thatch are available from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. To be eligible for this grant the house must be a normal place of residence. Further information and application forms are available from the Thatching Grants Section. Thatched buildings which are on the Record of Protected Structures may also qualify for grants assistance under the conservation grants schemes

Thatching Grants Section,
Department of Housing,
Planning,
Community and Local Government,
Government Buildings,
Ballina,
Co.Mayo
F26 E8N6.

Farm Building Grant Scheme

The GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant scheme is run by the Heritage Council in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for farmers approved in the GLAS scheme.

A grant award of up to 75% of the cost of the works is available, with grant varying from €4,000 to a maximum of €25,000. The grant is available for the conservation of traditional farm outbuildings, including roof, walls, structural repairs, windows and doors.
The grant is also available for other related structures including historic yard surfaces, walls, gate pillars and gates. The emphasis is on essential repairs, with restoration works having a low priority.

The scheme opens annually for funding. For details see the Heritage Council website