The closing date for applications under two IWTN Grants Schemes for 2023 is this Thursday, 9th March at 5pm.

Dave Swift of Claoímh in conversation with medieval enthusiasts at “Athlone Castle Brings History Alive” – one of many wonderful events to receive IWTN grant funding in 2022. Image courtesy of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.

A total fund of €218k is available under the ‘Conservation/Capital Projects’ scheme for conservation works to town walls (Conservation Management Plans must be in place and be adopted/about to be adopted by the relevant Local Authority) and for the preparation of reports and surveys necessary to obtain Ministerial Consent for carrying out conservation works to town walls.

A total fund of €124k is available under the ‘Interpretation & Events’ scheme for a range of interpretation and events projects, including the preparation of Conservation, Management and Interpretation Plans, Walled Town Days, small festivals, conservation training and interpretation materials.

Applicants must be paid-up members of the Irish Walled Towns Network.

Detailed guidelines for both schemes are linked below. Contact with any queries.

IWTN Conservation/Capital Projects Grants 2023

IWTN Interpretation and Events Grants 2023

Application is via the Heritage Council’s online grants management system.