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Cork County Council Announces Heritage Grant Scheme for 2024

Cork County Council Announces Heritage Grant Scheme for 2024

Cork County Council has announced the opening of the County Cork Heritage Grant Scheme for 2024. The Scheme seeks to recognise the unrivalled heritage of the county and the numerous groups who actively engage with their local heritage, protecting and promoting it for residents and visitors alike.

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 scheme is funded by both Cork County Council and the Heritage Council. 

Last year, 29 groups were awarded funding for a range of excellent proposals including Heritage Week projects, video documentaries, conservation plans for important local heritage buildings, exhibitions, archives, natural heritage projects and a range of heritage publications. 

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea welcomed the return of the scheme saying, “Since the scheme commenced in 2021, 83 projects have been allocated funding of close to €100,000. Funding allocated under the scheme has had a huge impact, facilitating the extraordinary efforts of local heritage groups in undertaking the most worthwhile of projects that benefit each and every one of us. Heritage is often taken for granted, but this grant scheme ensures that those who are passionate about the heritage of people and place in County Cork – past, present and future – can be supported in their endeavours. I encourage local groups to apply under the scheme this year.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Valerie O’Sullivan noted ‘The heritage of County Cork is all around us and part of who we are, but it requires due attention and care for its preservation and promotion. The County Cork Heritage Grant Scheme demonstrates the Council’s commitment to supporting endeavours that give the County of Cork its sense of place. Built, cultural and natural heritage projects are all supported under the scheme, as are projects in Irish and a range of events for National Heritage Week. Cork County Council is grateful to the Heritage Council for the additional support it provides to the scheme and looks forward to seeing the range of projects put forward under the scheme this year’. 

Full details of the ‘County Cork Heritage Grant Scheme 2024’ are available via the Council’s website www.corkcoco.ie Applications can be made online; emailed to corkheritage@corkcoco.ie or delivered to ‘County Cork Heritage Grant Scheme 2024’, Cork County Council, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork.

The closing date for application forms is 17:00 on Thursday the 18th of April 2024.

For further information email corkheritage@corkcoco.ie or phone 021 4276891.