Built Heritage Investment Scheme

Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2020

Overview 

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 is administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

Monaghan County Council is inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2020

Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).

Overview

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 be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

Eligibility?

The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

What funding is available?

The minimum funding award under this scheme will be €2,500, up to a maximum of €15,000.

Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award.

Pilot Scheme for Routine Maintenance and repair works

In 2020 the Department is piloting a “micro grant scheme” for works of routine maintenance and minor repairs, which were not previously eligible for funding under the BHIS scheme. The maximum award for any such  project(s) will be €2,500 for each project.

How to apply?

The BHIS 2020 Circular, application form and associated documents are available to download below. Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Monaghan County Council, c/o Joan Ryan Administrative Officer, Planning Section, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan Town, H18 YT50, on or before the 31st of January 2020

BHIS Circular – BHIS 2020 Circular – Word Doc

BHIS Application Form – BHIS 2020 Appendix I Application Form A – Word Doc

If you have any queries in relation to the operation of both scheme please contact Darina Kierans , Executive Planner 047 30500.

Eligibility
The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

Funding
The minimum funding award under this scheme will be €2,500, up to a maximum of €15,000.
Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award.

Monaghan County Council is pleased to announce the following structures have been successful and have secured provisional funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019

 

Site Name, AddressProposed Grant
Glaslough Railway Station€10,000
St. Dympna’s Church, Ballinode€10,000
Cahan’s Meeting House, Stranooden€10,000
Anderson’s Pub, Drum€10,000
Ice House, Hope Castle, Castleblayney€10,000
Old Railway Goods Shed, Carrickmacross€10,000

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme