Consultation on proposals for a Historic Environment Fund

Consultation opened on 14 March 2016. Closing date 06 June 2016.


The Historic Environment Division is seeking views on proposals for a new Historic Environment Fund to run from 2016 to 2020 which will bring together new and existing Departmental funding streams for the sector.


Consultation description

In a period of reduced budgets, the DOE is proposing a funding package aimed at kick starting a wide range of  projects  and  initiatives in the sector. It aim is to help the community and owners realise the full value of Northern Ireland’s heritage.

The fund covers four key strands:

  • heritage research - to encourage creative solutions
  • heritage regeneration - to encourage the conservation of listed buildings and scheduled monuments
  • heritage repair - to deliver benefits for the community and economy
  • heritage revival - to realise the social value of this important resource

Applications will be judged against well defined criteria tailored to the specific objectives of each programme quadrant.

The fund will run for four years and will be administered by the Historic Environment Division within the new Department for Communities. 

Background statistical information

In developing this consultation, the Department has taken into account statistical information on the condition of listed buildings in Northern Ireland which was undertaken in 2013/14. It has also considered an evaluation of statistics relating to the Listed Building Grant scheme over the last seven years. This document can also be downloaded on this page.

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