Built Heritage Investment Scheme

*deadline is normally in late January. Apply directly to Clare County Council Conservation section.  

Eligible Structures:

  • Protected structures: Structures included in the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) of each Local Authority area.
  • Proposed Protected Structures: Structures proposed for inclusion in the RPS but not yet formally approved. Such structures must be added to the RPS by 31 December of the calendar year in which you are applying.
  • Structures in Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs), or within the amenity of a National Monument:  where exceptional circumstances are deemed by the Department to apply.

Funding: The minimum funding awarded for successful projects currently ranges from €2,500 up to a maximum of €15,000.

Matching Funds: The applicant provides matching funding. In exceptional circumstances the LA may, with written agreement from the Department, allocate funding to a project where the total public funding exceeds 50% of the total project cost. The Department does not anticipate that such exceptional circumstances would arise for more than 20% of a local authority’s total allocation.