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Conservation Advice Grant Scheme 2024

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Conservation Advice Scheme for Vacant Traditional Buildings.

Expertise Grants available to advise owners bringing vacant traditional houses back into use

From Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage 

  • Grants of up to €5,000 available to cover expert conservation advice
  • Scheme aimed at those considering availing of the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has launched a scheme to provide grant support for expert conservation advice to private owners of vacant traditional houses. The Conservation Advice Grant Scheme follows a successful pilot scheme rolled out last year and is intended to support owners of conventional houses who are availing of or considering the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant to bring vacant or derelict buildings back into residential use.

The scheme, which forms part of the Historic Structures Fund, will provide grants to cover 67% of the costs (up to a maximum grant of €5,000) of having a conservation expert with proven and appropriate expertise visit a vacant or derelict traditional building, conduct a survey, and compile tailored conservation advice for the property owner. This expert advice will include a report that outlines the condition of the building and identifies conservation repairs and improvements that would restore it to use while enhancing its character, energy efficiency, integrity, and amenity.

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