Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022, which is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan.
The aim of this grant scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage.
Who may apply?
The scheme is open to community groups/organisations or individuals who are carrying out local heritage projects within County Meath. Only one grant per organisation is permitted. All projects funded must have a community benefit.
Please find application and guidance documents on link below:
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at 5pm
What types of projects or activities are considered?
Below some examples of projects, please note this list is not exhaustive.
The objective of this scheme is to aid with assistance for data collection and research relating to heritage. Here are some examples of possible projects:
- Archaeology and wildlife survey to inform a graveyard management scheme
- Conservation report for a stained-glass window
- Assessing the conservation needs of a particular object or collection.
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
- Works to ensure the survival of a heritage building or structure, under a management plan that applies good practice in building conservation
- Control of invasive species
- Management works to restore important habitats
- Carrying out works recommended in a conservation report or wildlife management plan
- Archival boxes for vulnerable documents
Heritage Education, Community and Outreach
The objective of this scheme is to support fresh approaches and initiatives that link heritage to communities, promote active engagement with heritage and raise awareness. Some examples of possible projects include:
- Conference/public seminar, workshop or exhibition on heritage of an area; heritage publication in print and/or film/video.
- Seminar on traditional skills such as lime mortar, thatching
- Education project involving a museum or archive with local schools
- Events using art, drama or new media
- Support for a speaker to give a community talk/workshop
Non-Eligible Projects and Activities
Meath County Council’s Community Heritage Grant Scheme will not normally fund activities involving;
- 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