The Heritage Council Community Grant Scheme 2023

The Heritage Council has allocated in the region of €1.5 million to its Community Grant Scheme 2023.

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 can be commenced after an offer date in mid-April and completed before 9th October 2023 can be considered under this scheme.

Who can apply?

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 Booklet 2023

PDF (378.771 KB)


Zoom Information Webinar

A zoom information webinar about the scheme will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 11:00am.

Register below

How to apply

Submit your application via The Heritage Council’s Online Grants System by Monday 20th February 2023 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

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 [email protected]