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Cork County Council Announces the County Cork Commemorations Grant and Heritage Grant Schemes 2022

Cork County Council Announces the County Cork Commemorations Grant and Heritage Grant Schemes 2022

Cork County Council is today announcing the opening of the County Cork Commemorations Grant Scheme and the County Cork Heritage Grant Scheme for 2022.

These schemes seek to recognise the unrivalled heritage of the county, the numerous groups who actively engage with their local heritage, and the many groups dedicated to commemorating the centenary of the War of Independence and Civil War.

Cork County Council’s Heritage Grant Scheme was established in 2021 with support from the Heritage Council. Under last year’s scheme, over 20 groups from throughout the county received funding for a range of excellent projects including Heritage Week projects, video documentaries, condition reports for important local heritage buildings, exhibitions, archives, natural heritage projects and a range of heritage publications. The aim of the scheme is to acknowledge and support Cork County’s many heritage groups in undertaking activities that in turn support the actions and objectives of the County Cork Heritage Plan.

The Commemorations Grant Scheme delivered by Cork County Council is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is aimed at highlighting the pivotal role of Cork County in the Anglo-Irish War of Independence and ensuing Civil War. This year marks the centenary of such notable events as the Battle for Cork, the killing of Michael Collins at Béal na Bláth, the burning of houses and castles such as Mitchelstown and Macroom and many Civil War ambushes and fatalities. The Scheme intends to support local groups, organisations and individuals who wish to ensure the appropriate commemoration of significant local events through a range of projects, from school projects and the arts to documentaries and exhibitions. 

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan welcomed the launch of these schemes saying

“Our rich history, both ancient and modern is available countywide thanks to the great work undertaken by groups throughout the County of Cork. Local community groups are active in all areas of heritage and commemoration and these supports will enable them to engage in projects that will enrich our understanding of our history and the importance of our heritage.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey noted

“Having a rich history and active community groups who examine, interpret and share their local insights is a vital part of place making. These supports are as much an investment in the future of our communities as they are commemorations of the past, facilitating social inclusion, education and reflection for all.”

Full details of the County Cork Commemorations Grant Scheme 2022 and the Heritage Grant Scheme 2022, including applications forms, are available on the Heritage Section of the Council’s website The closing date for proposals and application forms is 17:00 on Thursday 14th April 2022, which can be made online; emailed to or or delivered to ‘County Cork Commemorations Grant Scheme 2022/County Cork Heritage Grant Scheme 2022’, Cork County Council, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork. 

For further information email / or phone 021 4276891.