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Heritage Grant Scheme 2018

The Heritage Grant Scheme 2018 is now closed.


Any queries should be directed to heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie or to The Heritage Office at 045 - 980674.

Heritage Grant 2018 Application Form

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Guidelines for 2018 Heritage Grant Scheme

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Heritage Projects must fall under the following items included as heritage in the Heritage Act, 1995 i.e. monuments; archaeological objects; heritage objects, documents and genealogical records; architectural heritage; flora and fauna; wildlife habitats; landscapes and seascapes; wrecks; geology; heritage gardens; parks and inland waterways.

 What kind of projects can be funded:

Gathering Heritage Data

The objective of this scheme is to provide assistance for data collection and research relating to Kildare’s heritage such as;


  • Archaeological and wildlife field survey to inform a graveyard management scheme

  • Conservation report on a stained glass window

  • Assessing the conservation needs of a particular object or collection


 Heritage Management

 The objective of this scheme is to support projects that apply good heritage practice in managing sites, collections, objects etc.


  • Conservation planning and habitat (or wildlife site) management

  • Conservation of heritage collections and objects, including documents

  • Carrying out the work recommended in an earlier conservation report or wildlife management plan


Raising Awareness of Heritage

The objective of this scheme is to support fresh approaches and initiatives that link heritage to communities, promoting active engagement with heritage and its appreciation by the public. Here are some examples of possible projects under the Heritage Education, Community and Outreach scheme:


  • Conference or exhibition on heritage of an area

  • Heritage Week activities

  • Seminar on traditional skills such as lime mortar, thatching

  • Field trips to heritage sites for schools

  • Events using art, drama or new media


Projects that will not be funded:

Kildare County Council’s Community Heritage Grant Scheme will not normally fund activities involving;

  • Heritage Publications will not be funded – It advised to discuss with the Heritage Officer.

  • Projects that benefit individuals

  • Teaching/staffing in schools

  • Travel and transport costs, except in exceptional circumstances

  • Equipment, unless directly associated with the Project

  • Ongoing running costs, administration etc. (except insurance)