Community Monuments Fund Announced


31st March 2021

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has advertised the 2021 Community Monuments Fund. This fund is to provide investment in Ireland’s archaeological heritage.

Part of this funding is prioritised for local authorities, private owners and custodians and community groups, for the care, conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments and the provision of any required measures to ensure safe access during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Eligible projects will be drawn from the following categories:

a) Projects proposed by a Local Authority in relation to archaeological monuments in public ownership, where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated;

b) Projects proposed by a Local Authority on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of relevant archaeological monuments where there is a tangible public benefit;

c) Projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit proposed directly to the Department by a State-funded organisation working in the heritage area.


Further information is available here.


The closing date for applications to the Local Authority is 12th April 2021.


Please contact Ciara Brett, City Archaeologist if you wish to discuss a possible project.