Heritage Capacity Fund is now OPEN

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The Heritage Capacity Fund is now open for applications. The scheme supports the core costs of heritage-focused organisations with a national remit.

Over the past twenty-five years The Heritage Council, has worked to protect, promote and support access to Irish heritage in all its expressions – built, natural, cultural, intangible, archaeological and scientific. A key element of the Heritage Council’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 is to foster a stronger heritage sector through the continued support and development of bodies that can provide additional vital heritage services to communities and professions. The Heritage Capacity Fund scheme builds upon and replaces the 2021 Heritage Sector Support fund. The aim of the fund is to support heritage organisations that play a key role in the heritage infrastructure of Ireland and are vital to the delivery of national policy and plans.

The fund supports these organisations by providing funding towards their core costs. This funding will build capacity in the heritage sector by developing and strengthening the skills, processes, and resources that heritage organisations need to survive, adapt, and thrive following the Covid-19 pandemic.

View the Scheme documentation here
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pplications should be made via the Heritage Council online grants system by January 11th 2022.