Q: What is the Tús programme and how does it work?

Please see here for information on the Tús programme.

Q: What is LEADER and how does it work?

LEADER funding is administered by local companies also known as Local Action Groups (LAGs) who distribute grants and other supports to projects within their areas. Please see here for further information on LEADER funding.

Q: What is the Heritage Council Grants Programme?

The Heritage Council Grants programme invited applications for grants in 2012 under the following headings.

  • Heritage Research provides assistance for data collection and research relating to Ireland’s heritage
  • Heritage Management supports projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings)
  • Heritage Education, Community and Outreach supports initiatives linking heritage to communities, promoting active engagement with and raising public appreciation of heritage.

The application process is now closed for 2012 but information on grants avaialble for 2013 will be available from October 2012. See here for more details on the 2012 grants programme.