Community Monuments Fund 2023

Community Monuments Fund 2023

Applications are invited for the Community Monuments Fund 2023. The Community Monuments Fund aims to assist with conservation, research and interpretation of archaeological monuments by communities and private owners. The scheme is funded by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government. Grants 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 Community Monuments Fund must be made to the Heritage Office in Offaly County Council by 31st January 2023. 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.

Application forms and full details available below

The Application Form below should be submitted to Offaly County Council by 31 January 2023.  All applications shall be marked “Community Monuments Fund 2023” and submitted by email to  You are encouraged to contact the office prior to submitting an application to discuss the process.