Community Monuments Fund 2023

The Community Monuments Fund for 2023 is now open for applications until January 27, 2023.  First established in 2020 the Community Monuments Fund provides investment in our valuable archaeological heritage and helps the owners and the guardians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them in to the future for the benefit of communities and the public.

In 2022 over €400,000 in funding was allocated through Fingal County Council to seven projects including consolidation works at St Columba’s towers, Swords, St Marnock’s Church, Portmarnock,  St Catherine’s Church, Rush and Rush Tower House.  A number of surveys and conservation management reports were carried out at Moat Wood, Naul, Balrothery Tower House and St Mary’s Church, Clonmethan, Oldtown.

The Heritage Officer, Christine Baker states ‘There are over 1200 archaeological sites and monuments in Fingal. This fund provides an opportunity not only for their protection and consolidation but for their interpretation and presentation making our archaeological heritage more accessible to all’.

Fingal County Council is now inviting applications under three streams to be carried out in  2023: Through the Community Monuments Fund, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritageis 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 publicThe 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 €100,000 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

Applicants should read the CMF Handbook carefully and ensure that method statements and relevant consents are included with the application.

  • Complete Form CMF-A below (relevant sections only)
  • Attach a comprehensive Method Statement
  • Submit to Heritage Officer, Fingal County Council before

5pm Friday 27 January 2023 

Please contact the Heritage Officer with any queries, email

Documents to download:

Community Monuments Fund 2023-Handbook CMF2023

Community Monuments Fund 2023-Application Form CMF-A

Contact Information

Fingal County Council


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