Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2021

The Heritage Council has allocated in the region of €1,000,000 to its Community Grant Scheme 2021. Applications are invited for capital projects that will apply good heritage practice in managing and improving access to sites, collections and objects.

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.

Project Timeframe

Projects that can be commenced after an offer date in mid-April and completed before 19th September 2022 can be considered under this scheme.

Who can apply?

• The scheme is open to:
• voluntary and community groups
• heritage-related non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
• not-for-profit heritage organisations
Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) participants
Adopt a Monument Programme participants
• Second and third level educational bodies (excludes private institutions)

Applications from other organisations, private companies or individuals will not be considered.

Application Pack

View/download the full Comunity grants scheme information pack below
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How to apply

Submit your application via The Heritage Council's Online Grants System by Wednesday 16th February 2021 at 5pm. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted after this time.

Zoom Information Webinar

A zoom information webinar about the scheme will be held on Thursday, January 20th. See the agenda below.

Registration at

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

The Heritage Council staff are working remotely at present, If you have queries after reading the application pack, please email, Tel: 087 8142033 (between 12noon – 4pm, Monday to Friday)