Latest Laois Event: Grants for conservation of Historic Properties now available in Laois
GRANTS FOR CONSERVATION OF LAOIS HISTORIC PROPERTIES
Applications to Laois County Council are invited for the following schemes:
1. Historic Structures Fund:
Stream 1: Grants from €15,000 to €50,000 for essential repairs and smaller capital works, with a Pilot Stream for Historic Shopfronts
Stream 2: Grants from €50,000 to €200,000 for larger projects involving historic structures, with a clear community or public benefit
Stream 3: Vernacular Structures for buildings that are not on the Local Authority RPS or otherwise legally protected. Grants between €5,000 and €10,000
2. Built Heritage Investment Scheme:
For ongoing repair and conservation of properties on the Record of Protected Structures or within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs). Grants at 50% ranging from €2,500 to €15,000.
All works must be planned and overseen by qualified and experienced conservation professionals. Applications must be accompanied by a Method Statement. Only one application will be considered per historic structure. Applicants cannot avail of funding under both schemes in the same year.
Funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and managed by Laois County Council.