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Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund 2019

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:05:00 GMT

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019

 

Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has announced that 478 heritage projects across Ireland will benefit from a combined €4.3m in funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) and Historic Structures Fund (HSF).  The funding will support the custodians of heritage properties and protected structures as they carry out small-scale projects to conserve and repair our historic built environment.  The projects provide vital support for local jobs in conservation, construction and traditional skills.

In 2019 the grants range from €2,500 to €200,000 per project and will support the conservation and repair of a range of heritage properties and protected structures including bridges, cathedrals and churches, a twelfth-century leper hospital, libraries, museums, shopfronts and thatched houses.

Announcing the grants, Minister Madigan said:

I am delighted to announce these grants which will support the custodians of our historic built environment.  Our built heritage is at the historic heart of our communities.  It stands sentinel to our past and, when cared for, inspiration to our future.  Investing in our heritage buildings is good for the individual properties concerned, and it also provides a boost to local communities and supports jobs in conservation and traditional building skills.  This investment will play an important role in ensuring that this important part of our cultural heritage is kept alive and safe as part of our generation's legacy for the future.

A list of the projects receiving funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme is available here:

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019

A list of the projects receiving funding under the Historic Structures Fund is available here:

Historic Structures Fund 2019