Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2021

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 - Provisional Award of Funding

Our Ref No.


Funding Allocated


Bellews Castle, Castletown, Dundalk, Co. Louth



15 Shop Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth



Century Bar, Roden Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth



Tudor Lodge, Ardee, Co. Louth



32 Saint Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth



Mooremount Thatch, Dunleer, Co. Louth



13 St. Mary's Terrace, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth



3 St. Mary's Cottages, Drogheda, Co. Louth



1 Albany Terrace, William Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth



2 Ardee  Terrace, Dundalk, Co. Louth


Successful applicants must satisfy the Terms and Conditions as outlined in Circular BHIS21/1

Extended Deadline!

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the closing date for receipt of applications for this scheme has been extended out to 3pm on Monday 22nd February, 2021. 

Louth County Council are pleased to announce that the above conservation grant scheme is now open for applications.

This scheme was officially launched on 18th November 2020 by the Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD.  The scheme seeks to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in a number of small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and in certain cases, for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craft workers and tradespeople.

Please note that only one application will be considered per historic structure. 
Applicants cannot avail of funding under both the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund in the same year.

Please refer to the following links for further details on the scheme:

BHIS 2021 Circular

BHIS 2021- Application Form - PDF    

BHIS 2021- Application Form - Word

2020 - Louth Traditional Building and Conservation Skill and Trades Register

A Guide to Protected Structures - Louth County Council

Completed application forms can be sent by one of the following methods:

  • By Email: conservation@louthcoco.ie
  • By Post: Forward Planning Section, Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk A91 W20C
  • By Hand:  to one of our external post boxes at County Hall (Dundalk) / Town Hall (Dundalk) / Fair Street Offices (Drogheda) or Ardee Civic Offices (Ardee)


This scheme is being run at a time when the necessary restrictions on travel and work are changing frequently.  It is hoped that works funded under BHIS 2021 will be permissible during the year, but this cannot be guaranteed. All works must be carried out in full compliance with Government/HSE guidance on COVID-19. In the event that such guidance or other ruling by Government around COVID-19 prevents any work from proceeding for any period of time, then the local authority should be informed, who should in turn inform the Department.  Any savings arising from such delays may be reallocated by the Department as per the terms of this Circular.