Heritage Capacity Fund for NGOs

Heritage Capacity Fund

A grant scheme for not-for-profit heritage-focused non-governmental organisations (ngos) with a demonstrated national relevance.

The Heritage Capacity Fund (formerly The Heritage Sector Support Fund) aims to support the capacity of organisations, with a demonstrated national relevance, working in the heritage sector by providing funding towards their core costs:

  • to build capacity in the heritage sector by developing and strengthening the skills, processes, and resources that heritage organisations need to survive, adapt, and thrive following the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • to support heritage organisations who play a key role in the heritage infrastructure ofIreland and are vital to the delivery of national policy and plans.

The Deadline for applications 11 January 2022 at 5pm.

Who can apply:

Not-for-profit, heritage-focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs), with a demonstrated national relevance.

  1. The purpose of the organisation must relate to one of the aspects of heritage mentioned in thHeritage Acts 19952018, or organisations engaged in the protection of intangible cultural heritage as part of Ireland’s commitments to the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
  2. Demonstrated national relevance – the organisation must carry out work that has application at a national scale or, its work is being used to inform policies at a national scale.
  3. Work plan- the organisation must be undertaking innovative small to medium scale actions that provide clear outcomes that assist in the delivery of one or more of the following – the Heritage Council’s strategic plan 2018 -2022the National Biodiversity Action Plan; and the emerging national heritage plan Heritage Ireland 2030.

Please note Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022- will open in January.

Read more here. 

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