Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018

Offaly County Council wishes to invite applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) for 2018,  as operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This scheme seeks to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in a number of small scale, labour intensive projects to repair and conserve Protected Structures and Proposed Protected Structures and in certain cases, for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftworkers and tradespeople.

All works carried out under the BHIS must be capital works. Full details of all requirements are in the Circular BHIS 18/1.

The BHIS will operate in 2018 with funding available to the amount of €2,000,000 nationally. The amount available to each Local Authority has not yet been published.

The total funding available for each individual project cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost. The minimum funding available under the BHIS will be €2,500 up to a maximum grant of €15,000.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 31st January 2018. (Should include envelope marked with BHIS to Planning Department )

Full Scheme Terms and Conditions:  BHIS 2018 Circular November 2017

Application Form: BHIS 2018 Appendix II – Application Form A

Details of works which qualify for funding: BHIS 2018 Appendix I – Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works