Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2021

The Heritage Council has allocated in the region of €1,000,000 to its Community Grant Scheme 2021.

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 begin after the grant offer date in early May, and are completed by 8th October 2021 can be considered for funding 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

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

Application Pack & Standard Rules for Community Grant Projects

View/download the full Comunity grants scheme information pack below

How to apply

Submit your application via The Heritage Council’s Online Grants System by Monday 29th March 2021 at 5pm. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted after this time.

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