Cistiú Deontais do Chaomhnú
The Built-heritage Investment Scheme
This scheme is for buildings contained on the Record of Protected Structures and in Architectural Conservation Areas within the Dublin City Council Area only. The minimum level of funding awarded will be €2,500 up to a maximum of €15,000. This scheme supports small-scale conservation projects and the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment.
The Structures at risk Fund
The Structures at Risk Fund is for structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration. Only these will qualify for consideration for funding by the Department. Please note that due to the limited capital resources available for the operation of the SRF, the Department will consider no more than four applications per Local Authority. The minimum level of funding awarded will be €15,000 up to a maximum of €30,000
Closing date for receipt of application forms for 2018 has now passed
Relief for Expenditure on Approved Buildings and Gardens in the State
Tax relief is available for the owner of an approved heritage building. This is encompassed under Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997. The expenditure can be incurred for the repair, maintenance or restoration of approved buildings. Approval for buildings is sought from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Heritage Service and the tax relief is administered by the Revenue Commissioners.
Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme
The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme provides for tax relief for Homeowners by way of an Income Tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement works carried out on the Homeowner's main home by qualifying Contractors. The amount of the HRI tax credit depends on the amount spent on qualifying works. Tax relief can be claimed on qualifying expenditure over €4,405 (before VAT at 13.5%). While there is no upper limit on expenditure on qualifying works, the tax credit will only be given in relation to a maximum of €30,000 (before VAT at 13.5%).
Please refer to the Irish Revenue website for more information
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
SEAI operates a number of programmes that provide financial grants for energy efficiency improvements for building owners. The ‘Better Energy Home Scheme’ includes grants towards insulation, high efficiency boilers and controls, BER certificates and renewable technologies. They also operate the ‘Warmer Homes Scheme’ for people in receipt of fuel allowance benefit; towards attic insulation, draught proofing, lagging jackets, energy efficient lighting, cavity wall insulation and energy advice. Please note that not all of these works would be considered exempt in a protected structure or in an architectural conservation area. Contact the conservation section for advice.