The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until April 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund 2021

Offaly County Council wishes to invite applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) & Historic Structures Fund (HSF) for 2021, as operated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The BHIS 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 HSF assists with works to safeguard structures or parts of structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration.

Full details of all requirements are contained in the BHIS & HSF Circulars.

All applicants must complete the Application Form and submit it, with supporting documentation in hardcopy ONLY by 4pm, Friday 22nd January 2021. ***LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED***.

Applications must be clearly marked Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021/Historic Structures Fund 2021 and addressed to the Planning Department, Offaly County Council, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Full Scheme Terms and Conditions: 

BHIS 2021 Circular.pdf (size 1.1 MB)

Historic Structures Fund 2021 - Circular.pdf (size 1 MB)

Application Forms:

BHIS 2021 Appendix I - Application Form A (FINAL)..docx (size 148.1 KB)

HSF2021 - Appendix I - Form A (Applicant) (FINAL.docx (size 87.7 KB)

Public Notice: 

Advert final version 2021.pdf (size 66.8 KB)