The Community Heritage Grant Scheme
The aim of the Community Grant Scheme is to support capital projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections, or objects (including buildings). The scheme also supports works that improve access and inclusion to heritage and the purchase of essential equipment. The videos below feature projects that have received funding under this scheme.
Ellen Hutchins Festival
Cork LGBT Archive
Ó Máille Cylinders
The Heritage Capacity Fund
The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) received funding in 2022 through The Heritage Council's Heritage Capacity Fund. The actions taken through this funding supported the work of the IPCC including community engagement, policy submissions, representing peatlands at stakeholder groups, and sharing the Save the Bogs Story.
Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI
The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) was established by the Heritage Council to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections and to recognise through accreditation the achievement of those standards within the Irish museum sector.
Sanctuary in Nature & Heritage
Sanctuary in Nature & Heritage offers opportunities to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to enjoy Irish wildlife, landscapes and built heritage, and to share their stories of nature and heritage in their own countries with Irish people.
The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme
The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme aims to highlight the holistic nature of our built environment and as such, promotes multidisciplinary learning providing exposure to elements of architecture, design and a range of craft skills.
The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme is aimed at those with quantifiable experience in craft areas such as stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery, bricklaying, blacksmithing, plastering, thatching, roofing and tiling, painting and decorating.
Conservation Internship Programme
The Heritage Council's annual Conservation Internship Programme offers an exciting opportunity for students of conservation to work with some of the world’s great treasures.
The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library and is primarily aimed at students who have completed specialised conservation courses in the areas of paper, book bindings and painting.