Community Grants and Schemes

Kildare County Council Community Grants


The KCC Community, Festival and Heritage grant Schemes are now open. The application form and various scheme details are available on KCC website. The closing date is Friday 18th March 2016.

Please note there are three grant schemes but one application form so if you are applying for two separate schemes there must be a separate application form and you must indicate which grant scheme you are apply for on each individual form. Each scheme has its own specific guidelines which are attached to the application form. Please ensure you have met the criteria and specifics of each scheme. 


Heritage Council Heritage Management Grant Scheme

The Heritage Council has launched its Heritage Management Grant Scheme in 2016. The objective of this scheme is to support projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings).


There is an online grant application. See here:

Closing date: Monday 7th March at 5pm.


Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grant Scheme 2016

The Irish Georgian Society has announced an open call for applications to its Conservation Grants Scheme 2016. The Grants Scheme aims to provide financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant importance. Structures of all periods are eligible but priority will be given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age.

Expressions of interest providing general details of proposed conservation projects are to be submitted by Thursday 3rd March. All applications are to be submitted to the Irish Georgian Society by emailing: Guidelines and an application form can be downloaded through this link.


Kildare Community Tourism Diaspora grant 

 The grant aims to provide support to local and community event organisers and activities / projects that will harness Diaspora links for the benefit of local and community tourism. The application and guidelines will also be available on Kildare County Council website and through the PPN (Public Participation Network). This scheme is open to business, twinning, sporting and community groups. The closing date is Friday 11th March.


If you have any queries contact or 045 980531

Kildare BirdWatch Ireland

– March talk Thursday 10 March: Places for nature at BirdWatch Ireland Reserves, by Dave Suddaby (BirdWatch Ireland). Townhouse Hotel, 8:00pm.

– March Outing Saturday 12th March: Annual outing to Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly. Meet at the main car park at Boora at 10:00am

Irish Georgian Society Series of Talks “CONSERVING YOUR DUBLIN PERIOD HOUSE COURSE 2016”

The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council have assembled a team of conservation experts to present a series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin’s period houses and practical advice on their conservation. Attendance at the talks will prove invaluable for owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian suburbs and the fine townhouses of our Georgian city squares, providing an A to Z for their care and conservation. These talks will also benefit building professionals and practitioners and are approved for CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Heritage Contractors.


Talks, which will commence on Tuesday 1st March 2016, and continue for 12 weeks, will take place from 1pm to 2pm, in the Helen Roe Theatre, RSAI, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.  The talks are priced at €15 each, payable at the door, or booked in advance at a reduced rate of €125 for all twelve talks. 


Click here to download the full programme and book for the course on-line. 

All Ireland Junior Pollinator Plan launched

A junior version of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is launched to bring this important message to the next generation: