Community Monuments Fund 2022

Applications Due February 8th 2022

Galway County Council in conjunction with the National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2022. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments.

Owners and Custodians

Community Monuments Fund will invest essential capital to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. Proposed projects shall

  • enable conservation works to be carried out on monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support;
  • encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation;
  • build resilience in our monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

The Department encourages project promoters to incorporate a traditional skills training element.

Who Can Apply?

Private applicants or community groups who are the owners or custodians of monuments may apply.

(State-funded organisations working in the heritage area may apply directly to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit.)

Up to 100% of project costs may be funded.

How to Apply

Applications from landowners, custodians and community groups within the County of Galway must be completed and forwarded in Word Format to [email protected], Subject Line CMF2022(+Project Name) by 12pm Tuesday 8th February 2022.

Further information and CMF-A application form for individuals and community groups may be downloaded from the PDF available below.

A link to a recorded information evening on funding for community groups is available HERE. 

A link to information on how to identify Recorded Monuments in your area is available HERE

A link showcasing successful projects in 2021 is available HERE

Further Advice

For further information or queries regarding applications please contact

Marie Mannion, The Heritage Officer, Galway County Council  [email protected] 087 908 8387

Bernie Doherty,  Galway County Community Archaeologist       [email protected] 086 1003888.

Information is also available from the Government of Ireland Website www.gov.ie

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