The Historic Structures Fund 2021 (HSF) is for conservation works to heritage structures, in both private and public ownership. The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. Grants of between €15,000 and €50,000 are available under Stream 1, and of between €50,000 and €200,000 under Stream 2. In 2021, the Department is running a Pilot Stream for Vernacular Structures under which eligible owners may apply for grants of between €5,000 and €10,000. Under a second pilot stream for historic shopfronts, Local Authorities will be invited to submit an additional application under Stream 1 for eligible essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic shop facades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard them and keep them in use.