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Community Monuments Fund 2023

Cavan County Council invites applications to the Community Monuments Fund 2021, as operated by the Department of Housing Heritage and Local Government, National Monuments Service.

The closing date for applications is 4 pm 31st January 2023.

The Community Monuments Fund is investing essential capital in our archaeological heritage to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. The core aims of this fund are the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and archaeological sites. The Department encourages projects to incorporate a traditional skills training element. Local authorities, private owners, community groups and custodians of monuments are eligible to apply under the following 3 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/online) at archaeological monuments.

Application forms and further details are available to download below .

Applicants should read the CMF guidance circular carefully and ensure that method statements and relevant consents are included with the application. Applications should be returned by email to or by post, clearly marked ‘Community Monument Fund Application' c/o Heritage Office, Cavan County Council, Farnham Street, Cavan by no later than 4pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023.

Community Monuments Fund 2023 - Application Form CMF-A
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Community Monuments Fund 2023 - Handbook CMF2023
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Community Monuments Fund 2023 Circular CMF2023
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