Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2023
Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, has announced the continued implementation of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) and Historic Structures Fund (HSF) in 2023. The Planning Section of Tipperary County Council will administer these schemes for relevant sites in Tipperary.
Only one application will be considered per historic structure.
Applicants cannot avail of funding under both the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme in the same year.
The Historic Structures Fund has a number of different schemes including;
Stream 1 offers grants from €15,000 up to €50,000 and is aimed at essential repairs and smaller capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of heritage structures.
Stream 2 offers a small number of grants from €50,000 up to €200,000 for larger enhancement, refurbishment or reuse projects involving heritage structures, where a clear community or public benefit has been demonstrated.
Vernacular Structures offers support for conservation repairs and small capital works to vernacular structures that are not listed in local authority Records of Protected Structures or otherwise legally protected. Grants will be between €5,000 and €10,000 for eligible projects.
Historic Shopfronts offers grants from €15,000 up to €50,000 for essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic shop facades, windows, signage and other associated details. Included as part of this stream is specific funding for traditional Irish Language Shopfronts.
The Guidance Circular on the Historic Structures Fund 2023, Guidance Document, FAQ's and the Application Form are available to download below.
Applications for both schemes should be made directly by post or email to the Planning Section of Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The email address to be used is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the deadline for submission of completed applications is now 4.30pm on Monday 23rd January 2023.