Conservation Grants

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There are 3 conservation grants available through Cork City Council:

Architectural Conservation Area Grant

The purpose of Cork City Council's Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) grant scheme is to assist the owners of historic buildings in the 42 ACAs across Cork City to undertake external works necessary to secure their conservation e.g. repairs of windows, doors, roofs and chimneys, gutters, railings and shopfronts.

The ACA Grant Scheme is now open and the final date for receipt of applications is Friday, 9th February 2024.

Applications can be made using the following link:  https://submit.link/2l9

A pdf version of the application form is also included below.

Please submit your ACA grant applications either online or by post to:

Conservation Office, Strategic Planning and Heritage, Strategic & Economic Development Directorate, Cork City Council, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997.

For more information, including eligibility of the works, please see document below.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) is an annual scheme operating on a match-fund basis.  The scheme supports the repair and conservation and repair of privately owned historic properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000, including Protected Structures and those located within Architectural Conservation Areas.   In addition to providing much needed financial support for small-scale, labour-intensive projects, it is designed to provide employment for conservation professionals and the construction sector.  Each project, no matter how small, fosters and sustains specialised conservation and traditional skillsets including ironmongery, joinery, lime pointing, stained glass repair and thatching.

The BHIS is now open and the final date for receipt of applications is Monday, 22nd January 2024.

For further information, please see the guidance booklet for applicants, an example application form and the Guidance Circular below.

Historic Structures Fund

The Historic Structures Fund (HSF) is an annual scheme operating on a match-fund basis.  The core aims of the HSF are to enable large-scale conservation works where the historic structure is considered especially significant and in need of urgent repair, encourage the regeneration and reuse of historic structures, support employment in the conservation and construction sectors, and build resilience in our historic structures to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

The HSF is now open and the final date for receipt of applications is Monday, 22nd January 2024.

For further information, please see the guidance booklet for applicants, the example application form and the Guidance Circular below.

Please submit your BHIS & HSF applications either by email to conservation@corkcity.ie or by post to:

Conservation Office

Strategic Planning and Heritage

Strategic & Economic Development Directorate

Cork City Council

Anglesea Street

T12 T997