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To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, the Heritage Council is focusing its Community Heritage Grant Scheme on the theme, Make A Connection, to encourage communities through out Ireland to build heritage connections that will last long beyond next year.

One of the main objectives of the EYCH 2018 is to promote a bottom-up approach to managing our heritage. This scheme is intended to enable communities and heritage NGOs to continue their work in this area or to start new initiatives.  

How to apply
You must apply online for our grant scheme.
You can apply from 15th December 2017 

To consider your application, we must receive your online application along with supporting documents by: Friday  9 February 2018 at 5 pm. Applications received after this time cannot be considered. 

Aims of the  EYCH Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2018

The scheme aims to:
• promote appreciation and enjoyment of heritage, to make a lasting difference to heritage, people and communities,
• Promote a bottom up approach to heritage management,
• Reach out to new audiences by telling heritage stories in innovative ways to stimulate public interest and engagement.

We are looking for creative, engaging projects that provide a way for the public to learn about and manage our natural and cultural heritage. We want you to share your knowledge, project ideas and experiences more widely.  The most you may ask for is 75% of the funding of the total project expenditure, up to a maximum of €8,000. We expect the scheme to be very competitive. We expect to fund about 150 projects this year.

For More information on European Year of Cultural Heritage. Visit our website www.eych2018.ie