Heritage Award Scheme
In 2005, Wicklow County Council introduced revised and expanded Community Awards scheme to include a Heritage Category for the first time. (The other categories under the scheme are: Community Activity Award; Social Inclusion Award; Community Arts Award; and Merit Award) Applications are invited from community groups for grants for heritage projects.
Under the scheme, Community based groups in the County are invited to apply for funding (maximum allocation of €1500 per allocation) to carry out actions to promote, protect, educate or increase awareness of some aspect of their local heritage (wildlife flora and fauna, architecture, history, monuments, landscapes and features, artefacts, heritage gardens and parks)
This includes heritage conservation and improvement initiatives, e.g. local research and data collection, heritage awareness raising, education and training projects, restoration, conservation and enhancement projects. Successful projects have included everything from the production of a display on native wild birds, to producing an historical publication, organising community training, to commissioning architectural advice, to developing an exhibition, to repairing a village clock.
To be advertised in local media in Spring each year.
For Further Information:
Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow Town Phone no. 0404 20191 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org