Historic Structures Fund (HSF)

The Historic Structures Fund recognises that Ireland’s historic buildings and structures combine to provide us with a valuable and unique built environment. Many of these are in great need of investment to ensure their preservation and continued use so that they remain a living part of our history and community life into the future.

The core aims of this measure are to:

  • Enable larger scale conservation work to be carried out on heritage structures considered to be significant and in need of urgent support;
  • Encourage the regeneration and reuses of heritage properties and help secure the preservation of protected structures and/or historic-culturally significant properties;
  • Support the investment of private capital in labour-intensive projects to conserve historic structures in public and private ownership for community use.

There are several Streams of funding available:-

  • Stream 1: will offer grants ranging from €15,000 to €50,000. Application to be made through Limerick City and County Council OR, if a state-funded organisation, directly to the Department of Heritage** Closing date for these Applications is 4pm on Friday, January 27th, 2023.
  • Stream 2: will offer grants ranging from €50,000 to €200,000. Application to be made either through Limerick City and County Council OR, if a state-funded organisation, directly to the Department of Heritage** Closing date for Applications being made through Limerick City and County Council is 4.00p.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2023.
  • Pilot Stream for Vernacular Structures will offer grants ranging from €5,000 to €10,000. Closing date for Applications is 4.00p.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2023
  • Pilot Stream for Historic Shopfronts will offer grants ranging from €15,000 to €50,000. Closing date for Applications is 4.00p.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2023

**Closing date for Applications being made directly to the Department of Heritage is Friday, February 10th, 2023.

Please Note: Limerick City and County Council is limited in the number of projects that it is entitled to nominate to the Minister for Heritage for consideration. Therefore, applications will be screened thoroughly for appropriateness and completeness. A rigorous assessment process will be used to select projects for recommendation to the Minister of State for Heritage for further assessment and selection. In 2022 six projects were selected and forwarded to the Department by Limerick City and County Council, of which three were awarded offers of funding.

Further information and Application Packs for the Schemes are available from:

Caroline Martin
Architectural Conservation Office
Limerick City and County Council
Planning and Environmental Services
Dooradoyle
Limerick V94 WV78

Email: caroline.martin@limerick.ie 
Phone: +353 61 556483

This service is provided by

Planning Development

Phone +353 61 556000
Location
Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 XF67