Offaly County Council wishes to invite applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) for 2017, 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.
The scheme will be administered by Offaly County Council from a total fixed allocation of €50,000 for County Offaly. Grants of between €2,500 and €10,000 will be awarded, with applicants required to provide a minimum of 50% of total costs. Applicants should read the guidelines and be familiar with the qualifying criteria and conditions of the scheme and must include photographs of the proposed works in their application.
Application forms and particulars for the above scheme are available to download - Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017 Guidelines and Application Form.doc (195KB) or alternatively can be obtained from the Planning Department, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly (057 9357414) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants must complete Application Form A of Circular BHIS 17/1 and submit it, with supporting documentation in hard copy by 3pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017.
Applications must be clearly marked Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017 and addressed to the Planning Department, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, County Offaly.