Heritage Council


Bursaries available from Building Limes Forum Ireland

The application must essentially have an educational nature, practical or theoretical, and must relate to the use of lime. It could be used to attend a specialist course, either short-term or long-term, which could be theoretical and/or practical. It could also be used to undertake a specialist internship or practical experience master class. It is very open. The result should lead to better qualification and/or experience and a better understanding in the use of lime in construction. It should be relevant to the applicant’s work or future direction.


-         Up to €2,000 will be available per annum for a period of 5 years. €10,000 will be set aside as a special fund so the bursary would be guaranteed for this period. It is important to demonstrate to the Charities Office that the BLFI have a commitment to relevant specialist education in the broad sense, not just on a year-to-year basis.

-         There will be two bursaries of €1,000 each although the Selection Committee reserves the right in a special case to award one bursary of €2,000.

-         The process would be reviewed by the BLFI Committee after a 3-year period.

-         If applications are not compliant with the terms of the bursary, it may not be awarded in a particular year. In such cases any monies will go back into the fund for future bursaries.

Who can apply?

-         All members of the BLFI with at least 2 years membership.

-         In the 5-year period a bursary cannot be awarded more than once to the same person.

What does it cover?

-         The bursary must be used to cover course fees/internship costs, travel & accommodation.

Timescale for application

-         Application by Friday 27th March 2015 (1st. March in subsequent years)

-         A decision by the Selection Committee will be made by the end of April 2015. 

The Selection Committee will be made up of the full BLFI Committee and 2 externs.

-         Successful applicants must submit a report, presentation, organise a demonstration or as otherwise agreed upon completion of the proposal for which the bursary is awarded.

Application Form

-         There is no formal application form. Please make an application to info@blfi.net, giving full details of the proposal and a one page CV together with a contact email, address or phone number. Canvassing the Selection Committee with disqualify any application.