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Waterways Ireland Community Grant Scheme 2017

Waterways Ireland Community Grant Scheme 2017

Part of the Heritage in the Community Grants Programme

Waterways Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of its 2017 Heritage in the Community Grants programme in support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020.

A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan along the Barrow Navigation, Erne System, Grand Canal, Lower Bann, Royal Canal, Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, and the Ulster Canal (Upper Lough Erne to Clones).

Applications will be considered from communities, individuals and organisations seeking assistance for projects related to inland waterways' heritage. This can include data collection & research, good heritage practice in managing sites, collections, objects, etc. and support fresh approaches and initiatives that promote active engagement with heritage.

Download the Application Form

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January,31 2017 (by email or post).

A range of criteria will be used to assess the applications including how well the project compliments or fulfils an action of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020, the extent to which proposed activities benefit local heritage, the level of innovation and the capacity of applicants to carry out the proposed project. Some types of support will not be considered under the Waterways Ireland's Heritage Grant Scheme. The Application Form and Guidelines should be reviewed for clear information on project eligibility. Only one grant per organisation is permitted. Grants up to €1,500 / £1,200 are available.

Please feel free to contact Cormac McCarthy on +353 (0)61-922149, +353 (0)87-2787463 or at cormac.mccarthy@waterwaysireland.org for any queries relating to the grants scheme. 

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