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Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:05:00 GMT
Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund  

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) and Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) are open for applications from the 1st February 2017.

  • Applications can only be made via your local authority
  • The last day for applications for both schemes is the 28th February 2017
  • Application forms and further details can be found on your local authority website
  • All queries about the schemes should be directed to your local authority, i.e. the Architectural Conservation Officer or other officer in the local authority dealing with the schemes

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) is intended for the repair and conservation of structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).  The scheme aims to support a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservation projects across the country and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment.  The scheme for 2017 is open for applications throughout the month of February.  Details and application forms are available from your local authority.

The Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) helps with conservation works to heritage structures, in private and public ownership, protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and deemed to be at significant risk of deterioration.  The fund is again administered through the local authorities and seeks to encourage the regeneration and reuse of heritage properties and give support to owners/occupiers in their long-term commitment to securing the future of an architectural heritage which might otherwise be lost.  The fund for 2017 is open for applications throughout the month of February.  Details and application forms are available from your local authority.

NOTE: In the context of a particular building, especially one on the Record of Protected Structures, the best advice for the owner is to contact the Architectural Conservation Officer at the local authority who will be able to advise on the various types of funding available to assist with the building.