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Update: Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021

Update: Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021

 Galway City Council in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government& Heritage are inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021.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 €92,400 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:

 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.

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 or within an amenity of a National Monument

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, and Galway. Tel. no. 091 536599 and on our website at Email:  

Application Form & Scheme Details:

BHIS 2021 Appendix I - Application Form A.pdf

BHIS 2021 Circular (002).pdf 


Due to the current  Covid-19 restrictions, the Department have extended the application deadline and  Interested parties are now invited to submit completed applications not later than Friday, 26th February 2021 (16:00hrs) to Caroline Phelan, Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway.