Conservation Grants

Grants for Conservation of Protected Structures in 2019

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund are running in Laois in 2019. Applications for these schemes are now closed. These schemes are administered by Laois County Council with funding from the Department for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. To be notified when applications open for 2020 funding please send your details to the Heritage Office of Laois County Council.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme is designed to support owners and custodians in caring for our built heritage and ensuring that it is protected into the future. Buildings must be on the Laois Record of Protected Structures. For information only the details of the 2019 scheme are below.

Full Scheme Terms and Conditions: BHIS 2019 Circular

Application Forms:

PDF Format: BHIS 2019 Appendix II – Application Form A

MS Word (editable) Format:  BHIS 2019 Appendix II – Application Form A

Details of works which qualify for funding: BHIS 2019 Appendix I – Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works

An Scéim Infheistíochta don Oidhreacht Thógtha 2019

BHIS 2019 Ciorclán Samhain 2018

BHIS 2019 Aguisín I – Oibreacha Cáilitheacha and Neamhcháilitheacha

BHIS 2019 Aguisín II – Foirm Iarratais A


Historic Structures Fund

The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.

For information pnly, the details for the scheme are below. Please note the requirement for an appropriately qualified conservation professional to oversee the works, and for a comprehensive and sound methodology to accompany the application.

Scheme guidelines, qualifying works, selection criteria and other and conditions: Circular HSF 2019 – FINAL

Application Forms



An Ciste um Struchtúir Stairiúla 2019

HSF 2019 – Ciorclán Samhain 2018

HSF 2019 – Aguisín I – Foirm Iarratais d’Úinéirí


The closing date for applications was 31st January 2019. 

For further information please contact:
Forward Planning Section, Laois County Council,
Áras An Chontae, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Email, phone 057-866 4000.