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Architectural Conservation Area Grant 2014


Applications are invited for the Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) Grant Scheme for 2014, which has been run annually in different parts of the city since 2011. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Friday 16 May 2014.

ACA Grant Scheme 2014 Advert

The City Council has allocated €45,000 to the scheme to assist the owners of historic buildings in the Historic Spine and City Centre Quays ACAs to undertake works necessary to secure their conservation. The 2014 Scheme is targeted at the following areas:

Historic Spine: Barrack Street to Thomas Davis Street, plus Church Street (including South Main Street, North Main Street, Shandon Street, Gerald Griffin Street and Great William O’Brien Street).

City Centre Quays: Sullivan’s Quay / George’s Quay (south quay) and North Mall to Bridge Street (including Pope’s Quay, Camden Quay, Bridge Street, Coburg Street and MacCurtain Street).

ACA Grant Scheme 2014 Map

ACA Grant Scheme 2014 Information Leaflet Part 1

ACA Grant Scheme 2014 Information Leaflet Part 2

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.

Applications from owners of buildings in Architectural Conservation Areas outside of the scheme area may also be submitted and if the available funds for the scheme area are under-subscribed then these applications will be considered according to the Scheme of Priorities.

ACA Grant Scheme 2014 Application Form

Scheme of Priorities 2014

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 January 2014, 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.

Skills List 2014

Please click on the link below to view projects completed with the assistance of the ACA Grant Scheme in previous years.

ACA Grant Scheme 2013

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)