There are 3 conservation grants available through Cork City Council:
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 works necessary to secure their conservation e.g. repairs of windows, doors, roofs and chimneys, gutters, railings and shopfronts.
The ACA Grant Scheme will run again next year and will be advertised in early 2024.
For more information, including eligibility of the works, please see document below.
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 properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000. 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 will be advertised again in late 2023 and the final date for receipt of applications will be in early 2024.
For further information, please see the guidance booklet for applicants, an example application form and frequently asked questions below.
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 will be advertised again in late 2023 and the final date for receipt of applications will be in early 2024.
For further information, please see the guidance booklet for applicants and an example application form and frequently asked questions below.