Historic Towns Grant Scheme

The Historic Towns Initiative will allocate a sum of €1 million among a number of historic towns for heritage-led urban regeneration projects.

A total fund of €1,000,000 (capital funding) is available to local authorities under the Historic Towns Initiative (HTI). Each local authority may put forward one application for funding under the HTI 2018 for a historic town in their functional area.

Priority will be given to applications that are ‘plan-led’, i.e. in line with a HTI Management Plan based on the HTI framework, or a Conservation Plan, or a Public Realm Plan, or eligible actions from a Town Centre Health Check Plan, or equivalent.

It is expected that local authorities will work with a range of partners in delivering HTI 2018 projects

How to Apply
After you have read the information booklet below, you may apply for this grant through our online grant system

Closing date 22nd February 2018


A workshop was held in the Heritage Council’s offices in Kilkenny on Thursday 25th January 2018 for local authority personnel interested in applying for the HTI 2018. Watch videos of the presentation on our YouTube channel, link below.