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Community Monuments Fund (CMF) 2023 now open for applications

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Community Monuments Fund (CMF) 2023 now open for applications

Closing date for applications 27th Jan 2023

Community Monuments Fund 2023

Wicklow 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  27th 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 e mail to or by post, clearly marked ‘Community Monument Fund Application’  c/o Heritage Office, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow Town by no later than 4 pm on January 27th 2023.  Hard copy application forms are available by request to above e mail or by Tel: 0404 20100. Other queries to Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council via


Documents to download