Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024

The BHIS 2024 in County Longford 


The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2024 is closed for this year.
Call back soon for details of any future funding opportunities under this, or other, built-heritage grant schemes. 

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024 is now open for applications. This scheme provides capital funding for works to qualifying structure which include the following:

  1. Protected structures (listed on the Record of Protected Structures)
  2. Proposed protected structures (proposed to be listed on the Record of Protected Structures)
  3. Structures in Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs), or within the amenity of a National Monument

To find out if your building is included within the Longford County Council's Record of Protected Structures. For the current listings please visit Record of Protected Structures (RPS) in the Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027 (Volume Two Appendix, Appendix Six). This includes both the RPS and associated maps:

  • Recorded Monuments under Preservation Order in County Longford
  • Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) in County Longford
  • Recorded Monuments in State Ownership in County Longford
  • List of Record of Protected Structures
  • Longford County Architectural Conservation Areas (Battery Road ACA and Ardagh Village ACA)

The Record of Protected Structures includes the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) registration number which should be included in the application form. 

Further information about the individual structures in the NIAH can be found at: https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/

Guidance Document and Application Forms 

Click here to open the Guidance Booklet for Applicants Please note the requirement for supplying maps, photographs, costs and method statement with the application. 

Click here to open the Application Form

A sample application form can be viewed here.  

Click here to open the Application Checklist, which the applicant must also complete and return. 

Closing Dates

Please email the completed application form, checklist and supporting documents to heritage@longfordcoco.ie prior to Wednesday 24 January 2024. 

Include BHIS 2024 and the name of your structure in the Subject Line of the email, otherwise the application form may not be reviewed on time. 

Please do not send to any other email address. 

Successful applicants will be notified likely in March or April 2024. Grant-aided works should not commence before this time. The works must commence before August 2024 and be completed by the first week of October 2024.