GRANTS FOR LISTED BUILDINGS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
HISTORIC BUILDINGS GRANT-AID SCHEME
GRANT AID IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR REPAIR WORKS FOR MOST TYPES OF LISTED BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED PROFESSIONAL FEES.
In May 2008 EHS introduced a new grant scheme for the repair of listed buildings. For the first time since the mid 1980’s grant aid is now available for repairs to Grade B2 secular buildings as well as for all other grades of secular buildings. It is also available for churches of Grade B+ and above. This assistance has been increased from 20% to 35% in most eligible cases. For thatched roofs aid is available to fund 75% of costs. Related professional fees of appropriately qualified advisors can also be grant aided at 75%. Enhanced grant aid of 90% may be applicable to owners of listed buildings who are in receipt of Income based job seekers allowance, Income support or Guaranteed Pension Credit. Click on: Historic Buildings Grant Scheme to find out more.
NGO GRANT AID SCHEME
GRANT AID IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHARITIES TO AQUIRE HISTORIC BUILDINGS AT RISK IN NORTHERN IRELAND THROUGH A SCHEME ADMINISTERED FOR EHS BY THE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE FUND.
In an agreement with the Architectural Heritage Fund EHS has set aside money from its historic buildings grant budget to help it fund ‘Building Preservation Trusts or other charities in NI, seeking assistance with the acquisition costs of Listed Buildings at Risk’. Money will also be made available to help ‘Groups seeking help and financial assistance in setting up a BPT ‘. The Architectural Heritage Fund is a UK wide organisation which facilitates the work of Building Preservation Trusts in restoring and preserving neglected and redundant historic Buildings. It will administer this scheme for EHS. Click on: NGO Grant Aid Scheme to find out more.
THE ‘FUNDS FOR HISTORIC BUILDINGS DATABASE’ NOW INCLUDES DETAILED INFORMATION ON SOURCES OF FUNDING AVAILABLE IN NORTHERN IRELAND TO REPAIR LISTED BUILDINGS
The Architectural Heritage Fund has compiled an online database with EHS support which lists 250 separate sources of funding in the UK for historic buildings. It is fully interactive and searchable by location and is free to use. This information is now available at: www.ffhb.org.uk