Cork Projects to Receive Over €320,000 in Funding from Built Heritage Investment Scheme
Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD has announced that 556 heritage projects across the country will benefit from a total of €4.5m under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme with a total of €321,154 being awarded to 34 projects in Cork.
The BHIS is one of two built heritage funding schemes run by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in association with the 31 Local Authorities. The scheme assists owners of heritage structures – including those on the local authorities’ Record of Protected Structures and those in Architectural Conservation Areas – to meet their obligations to care for their properties by providing match-funded grants of up to €15,000 for standard projects (not involving thatch).
The scheme is not limited to private dwellings but also provides assistance to a wide range of other important heritage structures. This year’s BHIS includes awards to a range of historic structures throughout Cork, including:
- MTU Gallery, Crawford College of Art & Design
- Ivy Lawn, 118 Evergreen Road
- 15 North Mall
- Drumcora, Blackrock Road
- Cliffmahon, Castle Road
- Midleton College, Midleton
- Patsy’s corner, Market Square, Kinsale
- St. Catherines, Sleveen East, Chapel Hill, Macroom
Also included under this year’s scheme is funding of €500,000 for conservation repairs to eligible historic thatched structures with grants of up to €20,000 available through the scheme. Cork County Council has been awarded €42,753 for 5 thatched structures under this year’s scheme.