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Wicklow to Benefit As Funding Increased For Local Built Heritage Projects

Applications are now open for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund

With combined funding of €9m, the 2023 schemes represent a significant investment in the preservation of Ireland’s built heritage.

It is expected the two schemes will support hundreds of projects and create over 50,000 days of employment for skilled conservation professionals and craftspeople. 

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund will support owners and custodians of protected structures in every local authority area across the country.

Together, the schemes will assist hundreds of small-scale, labour-intensive projects as well as larger-scale projects to repair and conserve our historic built environment.

These projects will also give significant support to local jobs in conservation and traditional skills.

The funding announced by Minister Malcom Noonan includes a total of €4.5 million for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, and €4.5 million for the Historic Structures Fund.

The 2023 Built Heritage Investment Scheme will include ring-fenced funding of €500,000 for conservation repairs to eligible historic thatched structures to maximise the availability of financial assistance to such owners, helping them offset other costs. 

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