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Community Monuments Fund

Applications are invited to the National Monuments Service's Community Monuments Fund that closes on Monday, April 12.  €2 million is being made available countrywide to local authorities, private owners and custodians and community groups for the care, conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments.  The core aims of the Community Monuments Fund are to: 

  • enable conservation works to be carried out on monuments that are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support;
  • encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation; and/or
  • build resilience in our monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

Download Community Monuments Fund - Information

Download Community Monuments Fund - Application Form

Download Community Monuments Fund - Appraisal Form


The Community Monuments Fund has three funding streams:

  • Stream 1 will offer grants up to €85,000 aimed at essential repairs and capital works for the conservation and repair of archaeological monuments.
  • Stream 2 will offer grants of up to €30,000 for development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports that are aimed at identifying measures for conservation of archaeological monuments and improving public access.
  • Stream 3 will offer grants of up to €30,000 for enhancement of access infrastructure and interpretation (including virtual/on-line) at archaeological monuments.

Eligible projects will be drawn from the following categories:
  • 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;
  • 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; and
  • 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.


Applications can be submitted to Donegal County Council by e-mail to or posted to Community Monuments Fund, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, County Donegal no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Collette Beattie, Conservation Officer on (074) 917 2464


Joseph Gallagher, Heritage Officer on (074) 917 2576


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