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Conservation Grants 2021



Irish-language shopfront stream


Irish language signs were once a common sight on shopfronts in our towns and villages, but they are an increasingly rare sight, with many a reminder of a shop long since closed. Some emerge during renovation and other works to existing shops – a reminder of a past life for a building. This new fund seeks to bring these old, often faded signs back to their former glories.


Following his recent announcement of €3m for 85 built heritage projects across the country under this year’s Historic Structure Fund (HSF), Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, invites new applications to the scheme under the Irish-language shopfront stream.


This stream funding of €100,000 is to support the conservation of traditional Irish-language shopfronts. Individual grants of between €15,000 and €50,000 will be made for eligible projects which include refurbishment and conservation works to historic shop facades, windows and signage. To qualify, structures must be included, or eligible for inclusion, in the Record of Protected Structures of the relevant local authority.


Applications to the Historic Structure Fund 2021 under the Irish-language shopfront stream must be submitted by email to on or before 4.30pm on Tuesday 8th June 2021.


Click on the following link for the application form:

Appendix 1 Application Form A


Any queries please contact the Conservation Officer at


Historic Structures Fund 2021


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. This Scheme will focus primarily on the conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. 


Click Here for more information about the Historic Structures Fund 2021.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm, Friday 19th February, 2021.




Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021


The Built Heritage Investment Scheme is for conservation works to Protected Structures, Proposed Protected Structures, and Structures within Architectural Conservation Areas.


The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht has made provision for further rounds of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund to assist owners and occupiers of recognised heritage buildings and structures undertake conservation works to their properties. 


Click Here for more information about the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm, Friday 19th February, 2021.



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