Community Monuments Fund 2021

Applications due 12th April 2021

Abbeygormican Church
B. Doherty 2020
Transept chapel after removal of ivy, Abbeygormican
B. Doherty October 2020
Chancel wall restoration works
M. Mannion 2020
Internal doorway, Kilclooney Tower House, Milltown
B. Doherty 2020

Galway County Council in conjunction with the National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2021. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments.

Owners and Custodians

Community Monuments Fund will invest essential capital to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. Proposed projects shall

  • enable conservation works to be carried out on monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support;
  • encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation;
  • build resilience in our monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

The Department encourages project promoters to incorporate a traditional skills training element.

Who Can Apply?

Private applicants or community groups who are the owners or custodians of monuments may apply.

(State-funded organisations working in the heritage area may apply directly to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit.)

Up to 100% of project costs may be funded.

How to Apply

Applications from landowners, custodians and community groups within the County of Galway must be completed and forwarded in Word Format to, Subject Line CMF2021(+Project Name) by Friday 12th April 2021.

Further information and CMF-A application form for individuals and community groups may be downloaded below

A link to a recorded information evening on funding for community groups is available HERE. 

A link to information on how to identify Recorded Monuments in your area is available HERE

For further information or queries regarding applications contact

Marie Mannion, The Heritage Officer, Galway County Council 087 908 8387

Bernie Doherty,  Galway County Community Archaeologist 086 1003888.


This page was added on 10/03/2021.

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