The Heritage Council has allocated in the region of €1.5 million to its Community Grant Scheme 2023.
The aim of this scheme is to support capital projects that improve access and inclusion to heritage sites; that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections, or objects (including buildings). The scheme also supports the purchase of essential equipment. This scheme is intended to enable communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue their work in this area or to start new initiatives.
Projects that can be commenced after an offer date in mid-April and completed before 9th October 2023 can be considered under this scheme.
Who can apply?
The scheme is open to:
• Voluntary and community groups- e.g. Tidy Towns groups, local heritage groups & societies, parish councils, church councils & select vestries.
• Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
• Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) participants (NGO's only)
• Adopt a Monument Programme participants
Applications from public bodies, including companies controlled directly or indirectly by a public bodies, private companies or individuals will not be considered.
View/download the full community grants scheme information pack below
Zoom Information Webinar
A zoom information webinar about the scheme was held on Wednesday, January 25th at 11:00 am. View the recording below.
How to apply
Submit your application via The Heritage Council's Online Grants System by Monday 20th February 2023 at 5pm. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted after this time.
Remember to save as you go. The grants system is a live system so it does time out if it'd left idle for too long. You may wish to prepare your answers in advance using the template below.
Useful Resources for Heritage Projects
We have put together a list of resources here, which we hope you find helpful when planning and developing your heritage. project. These include ideas for project promotion, access and inclusion, good heritage advice guidance etc
View some previously funded projects here.
Queries about the application pack
We request that, where possible, all communications are sent to us electronically so that we will be in a position to receive and respond more promptly firstname.lastname@example.org
See how the scheme has benefited the Ellen Hutchins Festival in Cork in the video below.