Funding available for Community Based Heritage projects

The Heritage Council intends to allocate the sum of €600,000 to its Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme in 2015.

The maximum grant award is 75% funding of total project cost up to a maximum of 7,500 euros

 
Applications must be submitted using our online application system before 5.00pm on Friday 20th March 2015. See http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/grants/

 Objective of Scheme
The objective of this scheme is to support community-based projects that contribute to one or more of the following three themes:

i. Researching the heritage of towns, villages and landscapes
ii. Enhancing through good management practice, the heritage of towns, villages and landscapes
iii. Raising awareness of the heritage of towns, villages and landscapes for inhabitants and visitors.
Who can apply?
Open to not for profit organizations, local community groups, heritage and preservation societies, local authorities, statutory organizations, academic institutions and private companies and individuals.

Here are some examples of possible projects under the Community-based Heritage Grants scheme:

  •  Researching the heritage of towns, villages and rural landscapes
  •  Preparation of conservation reports, conservation plans, conservation management plans,
     Community-led research on placenames, field names, oral history and oral heritage (intangible heritage)
  • Conservation specifications for the repair of structures, or buildings
  •  Enhancing through good management practice, the heritage of towns, villages and rural landscapes
  •  Minor repairs to buildings and structures where the special heritage interest of the structure is demonstrated to be at risk and where there is a clear public benefit.
  • Conservation of heritage collections and objects including documents. Applications for objects or documents that relate directly to the period 1916-22 are encouraged.
  • Conservation and management of a wildlife site where no conservation or management plan exists.
  •  Raising awareness of the heritage of towns, villages and rural landscapes for inhabitants and visitors.
  •  Support to community-based publications, websites, and interpretative material.
  • Seminars and events where there is a demonstrated demand – or potential audience is identified.
  • Events that assist people to engage and explore in new ways with local heritage using artistic and other mediums.

    Note that these are examples, not suggestions.

 

Full Guidance Document is available here:  community based heritage grant scheme 2015

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