Conservation Grants Scheme

2011 Update

Cork City Council has been informed by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government that the Conservation Grants Scheme 2011 will not be going ahead this year. This is due to a significant reduction in budgetary funding. The situation will be reviewed again in 2012.

General Information regarding the Conservation Grant Scheme

Cork City Council administers a conservation grants scheme for protected structures, which is funded by the Department of Heritage, Environment and Local Government. 

Record of Protected Structures 

This is an annual grants scheme that has been run since 2000 and is awarded to the owners of buildings on the basis of a Scheme of Priorities adopted by Cork City Council. The aim of the scheme is to encourage good custodianship of architectural assets and to promote best conservation practice.

Conservation Grants Scheme of Priorities

Cork City Council has shown a strong track record in the delivery of this grants scheme and has been awarded significant funds by the Department over the 10 year period. The grants scheme has so far supported works to a wide range of protected structures:

Conservation Grants – the basics:

The objective of the scheme is to assist the owner of a protected (listed) structure to undertake works necessary to secure its conservation. 

Applications are invited for the Conservation Grant Scheme by the end of February each year. Applications received later than this date will not be considered. 

The Conservation Grants Application Form and a Guidance Note on making a grant application are below:

Conservation Grant Application Form

Conservation Grants Leaflet 2010


Cork Conservation Grants Scheme 2010

Cork City Council was awarded €104,000 in 2010 by the Department, and has made preliminary offers to assist in the repair of the following protected structures to the value of the allocation: 

Provisional Conservation Grants Offers 2010

If you have queries relating to Conservation Grants please contact: 

Helen Sheehan,
Planning Policy Team
Planning & Development Directorate
Cork City Council,
City Hall,

Phone:         (021) 492-4757; or


Alternative sources of funding

The Department of Heritage, Environment and Local Government also runs a number of other Conservation Grants Schemes aimed at the conservation of significant buildings that are non-privately owned, including:

  • Civic Structures Conservation Grant Scheme, which provides support for local authorities, civic trusts, and other “not for profit” bodies to upgrade buildings of significant architectural and heritage merit., which funds major conservation works to churches and places of public worship, of any denomination, which are of national or greater importance, protected structures and generally open to the public.
  • Significant Places of Public Worship Grants Scheme

A Guide to Architectural Conservation Grants in Ireland