The closing date for receipt of applications by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is 3pm Friday 23rd June 2017. Apologies for the short notice of this, it has only come to our attention this weekend.
The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs invites applications from bodies, such as charities, academic institutions, local authorities, professional organisations and others, for funding of good quality architecture projects.
Financial assistance from the department may not exceed 80% of the estimated overall cost of delivering a project. All enquiries from potential applicants and complete applications should be directed to: Garry Byrne, Built Heritage, Architectural Policy & Strategic Infrastructure Section.
These grants should be of interest to active heritage groups and or individuals in the county wishing to promote conservation, protection, restoration or improvement of heritage architecture and/or traditional urban spaces.
Funding is available to establishing research to feed into practical projects; implementation of practicable projects, or simply initiatives such as exhibitions, lectures etc., to increase public appreciation of vernacular and heritage architecture, or significant architecture of any era; streetscapes, urban public spaces and the traditional urban fabric of our towns and villages.
The conditions and criteria leave room for imaginative initiatives and include:
Research, surveys, reviews, promoting and increased appreciation and public awareness of architecture/ urban design in Ireland or the rich and unique build heritage environment (exhibitions, conferences, lectures, specific initiatives, etc.) increasing awareness and public understand of the challenges confronting the built environment.
The closing date for receipt of applications by the Department is 3pm Friday 23rd June 2017.