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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

Feb 1, 2017

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

Galway City Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017.


This fund is intended to encourage the investment of private capital in a number of small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve historic structures and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craft workers and tradespeople. An allocation of €67,000 has been provided for Galway City and grants of between €2,500 and €15,000 will be awarded, with applicants required to provide a minimum of 50% of total costs.


The categories of structures eligible for assistance are as follows:

  1. Protected Structures: i.e. those structures included in the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) for Galway City of which there are 623 in the city.


  1. Structures that are included in and contribute to the character of an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) of which there are 11 areas in the city.


Works under this scheme must meet all statutory requirements including the need for planning permission where appropriate.


Full details of the scheme and application forms are available at the Planning Office, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway. Tel. No. (091) 536473 and at the link below.



Interested parties are invited to submit completed applications not later than Tuesday, 28th February 2017 (16:00hrs) to Caroline Phelan, Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway.

Link to: Circular including application form