To Mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) in 2018, the Heritage Council is focusing the Community Heritage Grant Scheme on the theme Make a Connection, to encourage communities throughout Ireland to build heritage connections that will last long beyond the year. The scheme aims to

  • promote appreciation and enjoyment of heritage, to make a lasting difference to heritage, people and communities,
  • promote a bottom up approach to heritage management, and
  • reach out to new audiences by telling heritage stories in innovative ways to stimulate public interest and engagement

€750,000 has been allocated by the Heritage Council for this scheme in 2018. For details about the types of project considered, to see the information booklet and indeed to apply for the grant visit The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 9thFebruary 2018.