Conservation Advice Pilot Grant Scheme
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has announced a Conservation Advice Pilot Grant Scheme to help owners of protected structures understand the value and potential of the architectural heritage of their buildings, and to prompt them to consider investments which could enhance that value, whether funded privately or through conservation grants.
The scheme will provide grants of €3,000 (ex. VAT) to cover the cost of having a conservation-accredited architect visit a protected structure, conduct a survey, and compile tailored conservation advice for the property owner. The report will suggest a maintenance schedule for the building, and outline repairs and improvements which would enhance the building’s character, integrity, and amenity.
The application form and full details of the scheme are available at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/32ae3-financial-assistance-for-architectural-heritage/
Completed forms must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 30 September 2022 using the subject line ‘Conservation Advice Pilot Scheme’. Alternatively, applicants may submit their form by post to: Conservation Advice Pilot Scheme, Built Heritage Policy Unit, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, 1.06 Custom House, D01 W6X0 by the same date.
Successful applicants will be selected by lottery.