Laois County Council in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage is inviting applications for grants for the conservation of architectural heritage and archaeological monuments in 2022
Community Monuments Fund 2022
The Community Monuments Fund will enable conservation works to be carried out on monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support; build resilience in our monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change; encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation. The Community Monuments Fund has 3 Streams relating to conservation works, conservation plans, and improving access and interpretation.
The closing date for applications under the Community Monuments Fund is 15th February 2022.
Architectural Conservation Grants 2022
Applications to Laois County Council are invited for the following schemes:
Historic Structures Fund:
Stream 1: Grants from €15,000 to €50,000 for essential repairs and smaller capital works, with separate streams for Historic Shopfronts, Irish language Shopfronts and Vernacular Structures.
Stream 2: Grants from €50,000 to €200,000 for larger projects involving historic structures, with a clear community or public benefit
Built Heritage Investment Scheme:
For ongoing repair and conservation of properties on the Record of Protected Structures or within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs). Grants at 50% ranging from €2,500 to €15,000.
All works must be planned and overseen by qualified and experienced conservation professionals. Applications must be accompanied by a Method Statement. Applicants cannot avail of funding under both schemes in the same year.
The closing date for applications under Architectural Conservation Grant schemes is 31st January 2022.