The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced details of the 2016 Local and Regional Museums Scheme. The closing date for receipt of applications for funding under the Scheme is 12 noon on 17th June 2016.
The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht operates a Scheme of funding support, for local and regional museums, to promote and enhance the marketing of these institutions, and to further programmes established to attract the aged, young, and socially disadvantaged to visit these institutions. Cultural events held in museums to attract a local and tourist audience and/or to promote museums as focal centres of the local community, have also been supported through this scheme.
Applications are invited from local and regional museums and/or organisations and institutions that operate as not for profit institutions whose primary role is to collect, safeguard, hold in trust, research, develop and interpret collections of original objects and original objects on loan, for the public benefit. The premises of eligible applicants must be open to the public - their collections should be unique in the country and relate to matters of national interest or international culture and must also be readily accessible by the public.
Grants will be provided for capital works which enhance the exhibition/display facilities within the museum or which promote access to the museum. Building and/or maintenance works will not be considered as these are a matter for the relevant local authority or governing organisation.
It is proposed that the maximum grant awarded to any one successful applicant on a matched funding basis of 75:25 will be €15,000.
Click here to download information on this funding scheme, eligibility, and details of the application process.