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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018

Applications Invited

Date: 04 December 2017

Mayo County Council wishes to invite applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) for 2018, as operated by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This scheme seeks to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in a number of small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and in certain cases, for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftworkers and tradespeople.

The Architectural Conservation Office of Mayo County Council will administer the scheme and applications can be lodged for grants of between €2,500 up to a maximum of  €15,000, with applicants required to provide a minimum of 50% of total costs. Applicants should read the guidelines and be familiar with the qualifying criteria and conditions of the scheme and must include photographs in their application.


All applicants must complete BHIS_2018 Appendix II Application Form A and submit it, with supporting documentation (incl. photographs), in hard copy by 4pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Applications should be marked Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 and  addressed to Siobhán Sexton, Architectural Conservation Officer, Architects Department, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar. 


Application forms and particulars for the above scheme are available to download here:

BHIS2018_Circular  Circular BHIS 2018- Built Heritage Investment Scheme Guidance Circular

BHIS2018_Appendix I  Built Heritage Investment Scheme Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works

BHIS2018_Appendix II Application Form Built Heritage Investment Scheme Application Form (PDF)

BHIS Form Word  Built Heritage Investment Scheme Application Form (Word)



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