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Community Monuments Fund 2021

5 March 2021

Submission deadline: Monday April 12, 2021

Community Monuments Fund 2021 is now open for applications.  Applications should be submitted on CMF-A Application form, and submitted to Clare County Council by 12 April 2021. 

Malcolm Noonan, T.D, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, launched on the 4th March 2021 the 2021Community Monuments Fund which will invest €2 million in the protection and promotion of archaeological heritage during 2021. The €2 million allocation is an increase of 75% on last year’s funding.

The grants available under the Community Monuments Fund will help custodians and owners of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of local communities and the visiting public. In addition they will provide support for heritage professions and job opportunities in building conservation and other traditional skills.

The Community Monuments Fund was first established as part of the 2020 July Jobs Stimulus introduced in response to the Covid emergency. In 2020, some 71 heritage projects were funded to the value of €1.15 million. It is anticipated that that the 2021 programme being run by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s National Monuments Service will support more than 120 projects across the country.

The core aims of the Community Monuments Fund are the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments. Funding is available for:

  • conservation works to monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support,
  • works to improve access to and presentation of monuments, and
  • building resilience into monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

It is available in three streams.

Stream 1 of the Community Monuments Fund will support essential repairs and capital conservation works at archaeological monuments. Stream 2 will fund the development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports which will identify necessary conservation measures and any issues requiring future attention. A third stream offers grants for enhancement of access infrastructure and interpretation at archaeological monuments, including development of online interpretative material.

The closing date for applications to the local authority is Monday 12th April 2021.

Details of the Fund and Application form are available below.

Closing Date

Monday April 12, 2021


Forward Planning
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road, Ennis
County Clare
Telephone: 065-6846407/065-6846451

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