support of the Waterways
Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020 we are delighted to announce the
Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2019 is
now open for application! 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, Shannon-Erne, and the Ulster Canal (Upper Lough Erne to Clones).
will be considered from communities seeking assistance for projects
related to inland waterways' heritage including data collection & research,
good heritage practice in managing sites, collections, objects, etc. And
support fresh approaches and initiatives that link heritage to communities,
promoting active engagement with heritage.
Waterways Ireland will also be hosting their third annual Heritage Plan Open Day on Wednesday December 5th, from 12-7pm. At this event, being held at Áras an Mhuilinn, Mount St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, you can review all the actions of the Heritage Plan that were progressed in 2018. Visit www.waterwaysireland.org/heritageplanopenday for more information.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January,31 2019 (by email or post). Click here to download the application form.
All decisions relating to the assessment of
grant applications will be based on the degree to which they compliment the
strategic aims and actions from the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020.
The Application Form and Guidelines should
be reviewed for clear information on project eligibility.
Any grant-aided project not completed
within the specified timeframe will be subject to clawback of awarded monies.
Only one grant per organisation is
permitted. Grants up to €1,500 / £1,200 are available.
Successful grant recipients may
receive a partial upfront payment (up to 50%) but this will be reviewed on a
case by case needs assessment i.e. where projects can be successfully initiated
without grant aid, the full amount will be payable upon successful completion
of the project.
This Grant Scheme has an appeals process.