Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).
The BHIS seeks to encourage the investment of private capital in a number of small scale, labour intensive projects to repair and conserve historic structures and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons.
The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act.
It will operate through 2017 and will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.
The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:
- Protected Structures,
• Proposed Protected Structures (must be formally added to the Council’s RPS before the 31/12/17),
• Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas.
Who can apply?
An applicant must be the owner and/or occupier of the structure/property. Where the applicant is not the owner, written consent from the owner will be required.
What funding is available?
The minimum funding award under this scheme will be €2,500, up to a maximum of €10,000. Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award.
How to apply?
The BHIS 2017 Circular-cum-application form, along with the public information leaflet, are available to download at the link below and hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.
Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Monaghan County Council, c/o Ben Clerkin (Planner responsible for Built Heritage), Planning Section, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan Town, H18 YT50, on or before the 28th of February 2017.