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Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2019

Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2019

Built Heritage Grants under the Jobs Investment Scheme 2019

Galway City Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht are inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019.

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 €77,000 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 619 in the city.
2. Structures that are included in and contribute to the character of an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) of which there are eleven 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 below or available at the Planning Office, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway. Tel. no. (091) 536473 and Email:

 BHIS Circular 2019 

Application Form BHIS 2019

Qualifying & Non Qualifying Works

Interested parties are invited to submit completed applications not later than Monday, 21st January 2018 (16:00hrs) to Caroline Phelan, Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway.