Community Monument Fund

The 2021 Community Monuments Fund will invest €2 million in the protection and promotion of archaeological heritage during 2021.

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.

Applications by private owners or community groups for funding under the under the CMF must be made to Leitrim County Council by 9th April. Links to the application form and guidance are found below.

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.

Funding is available in three streams.

·        Stream 1 for essential repairs and conservation works at archaeological monuments.

·        Stream 2 for development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports to identify necessary conservation measures and any issues requiring future attention.

·        Stream 3 for enhancement of access infrastructure and interpretation at archaeological monuments, including development of online interpretative material.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications by private owners or community groups is 4pm Friday 9th April 2021.

Community Monuments Fund Application Form: CMF 2021 Application Form

CMF Scheme Guidelines: CMF 2021 Guidance Document

Note

Completed application forms must be submitted to planning@leitrimcoco.ie by 4pm Friday 9th April. Forms must be  submitted in Word format by email only.

Please read the scheme guidelines carefully and compete all relevant sections of the form.

Please note the requirement for an appropriately qualified building conservation professional to oversee any proposed conservation works, and for a comprehensive Method Statement to accompany all applications. See Guidelines above for information on what should be in Method Statements). The absence of a suitably comprehensive Method Statement will result in a project failing at assessment stage.

If you have any questions please contact the Heritage Officer (smalone@leitrimcoco.ie) to discuss.

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