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Architectural Conservation Area Grant 2016



Applications are invited for the Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) Grant Scheme for 2016, which has been run annually since 2011. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Friday 22 April 2016.

  Press Release ACA Grant 2016

The City Council has allocated €65,000 to the scheme to assist the owners of historic buildings in the 36 Architectural Conservation Areas across Cork City to undertake works necessary to secure their conservation.

The scheme is not intended to assist in carrying out routine maintenance, alterations or improvements & the scheme does not apply to works begun before the commencement of the scheme.

Maximum grants of €10,000 are available for successful applicants up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the cost of works. Cork City Council aims to achieve maximum value and impact for scarce public funds through this grant scheme and applications are prioritized.

The Application Form and details of the ACA Grant Scheme may be obtained from the links below



We encourage you to contact the City Council before making an application if you require advice and do not intend to appoint a professional advisor (e.g. architect, surveyor, conservation specialist).






(021) 492-4086 or (021) 492-4757


The City Council has put together a list of conservation practitioners that have undertaken work and are still operating. This list was last updated in December 2015, and includes building contractors, joiners who repair / upgrade windows, and other skills. The list does not imply any form of endorsement.

Please click on the link below for a list of Conservation Practitioners.

Professional Conservation Advisors List December 2015

Skills List 2015


A Cork City Council brochure prepared to provide further information on architectural conservation areas and principles of best practice in conservation can be found by clicking on the link below:

ACA Advice and Guidance(2,554KB)