Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024

The Heritage Council is now accepting applications from community groups and not-for-profit non-governmental organisations around the country for its Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024.

A broad range of project types are eligible for funding under the scheme including:

  • Workshops and training events that promote good heritage practice, in particular, we are interested in traditional building skills, craft skills, graveyard recording and biodiversity training.
  • Development of Digital Heritage Resources including digitisation, online exhibitions, oral history recordings, podcasts, and films. You need to make sure that the digital outputs you create
    with grant funding are available, open, and accessible.
  • Conservation surveys, reports, plans, and audits that will inform the future management of buildings and monuments, habitats, collections, or objects.
  • Conservation works to buildings, monuments, habitats, collections, or objects.

This scheme is intended to enable communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue their work on existing projects or to start new initiatives.

Project Timeframe

Projects that can be commenced after an offer date in mid-April and completed before 15th November 2024 can be considered under this scheme.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to:
• Voluntary and community groups for example Tidy Towns groups, local action groups & societies, parish councils, church councils & select vestries.
• Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including not for profit trusts
• 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.

Application Pack

View/download the full community grants scheme information pack below

Community Heritage Grant Scheme Guide 2024

PDF (513.42 KB)

Zoom Information Webinar

A zoom information webinar about the scheme will be held on Monday 4th March at 12 noon.
Register here

How to apply

Submit your application via The Heritage Council’s Online Grants System by Monday 25th March 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’s left idle for too long.

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

See how the scheme has benefited the Ellen Hutchins Festival in Cork in the video below.