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The deadline for Heritage Grant Scheme 2020 is now closed for applications from community groups and organisations in County Kildare.

The closing date for receipt of complete applications was Friday 6th March 2020 at 5 p.m.

 

Guidelines for Heritage Grant Scheme 2020

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Privacy Statement

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Heritage Grants Awarded in 2019

In 2019, 57 groups from all parts of County Kildare were awarded Heritage Grants amounting to €51,160 between them.

Below are just some of reports outlining the wonderful projects carried out by various groups.

Passlands Graveyard Committee 2019 Report

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The Bridge Camphill Community - Kilcullen 2019 Report

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Leixlip Tidy Towns 2019 Report

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7th Kildare Rathangan Venture Scouts 2019 Report

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Heritage Grants Awarded in 2018

In 2018 47 groups were awarded Heritage Grants amounting to €49,000 between them.  The minimum Grant allocated was €300, while the maximum Grant of €1,500 was awarded to 12 of the groups. 

Heritage Grants are open to community groups and organisations within County Kildare.

Below are examples of Heritage Grant projects for 2018.

 

KARE - To Support Service Users in General Gardening Skills

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Heritage Grants Awarded in 2017

49 groups were awarded Heritage Grants amounting to €51,080 between them in 2017.  The minimum award allocated was €300, while the maximum of €1,500 was awarded to 10 of the groups.

Heritage Grants are open to community groups and organisations with County Kildare.

Below are reports sent to the Heritage Office from some of the groups awarded Heritage Grants awarded in 2017.

 

Celbridge Guided Tours to Host a Peat Art Exhibition

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Irish Peatland Conservation Council - Appendices

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Heritage Grants Awarded in 2016

54 groups were awarded Heritage Grants amounting to €45,800 between them in 2016.  The minimum award allocated was €250, while the maximum of €1500 was awarded to 2 of the groups.

Heritage Grants are open to community groups and organisations within County Kildare.

Below are details of reports sent to the Heritage Office from groups who received awards.

Kilcock GAA Club - Commemorative Plaques for Local Heroes

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Heritage projects must fall under the following items included as heritage in The Heritage Act, 1995 i.e. monuments; archaeological objects; heritage objects, documents and genealogical records; architectural heritage; flora and fauna; wildlife habitats; landscapes and seascapes; wrecks; geology; heritage gardens; parks and inland waterways. What kind of projects can be funded:

Gathering Heritage Data

An objective of this scheme is to provide assistance for data collection and research relating to kildare’s heritage such as;

  • archaeological and wildlife field survey to inform a graveyard management scheme
  • conservation report on a stained glass window
  • assessing the conservation needs of a particular object or collection 

Heritage Management

An 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
  • carrying out the work recommended in an earlier conservation report or wildlife management plan

Raising Awareness of Heritage

An objective of this scheme is to support fresh approaches and initiatives that link heritage to communities, promoting active engagement with heritage and its appreciation by the public.

Here are some examples of possible projects under the heritage education, community and outreach scheme:

  • conference or exhibition on heritage of an area
  • heritage week activities
  • seminar on traditional skills such as lime mortar, thatching
  • field trips to heritage sites for schools
  • events using art, drama or new media

 

Projects that will not be funded:

Kildare County Council’s Community Heritage Grant Scheme will not normally fund activities involving;

  • heritage publications will not be funded – it advised to discuss with the heritage officer.
  • 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 etc. (except insurance)