Roscommon County Council is inviting applications for two Heritage Bursaries this year: the Community Heritage Bursary and the Heritage Research Bursary.
The aim of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan is to create and promote an increased knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the natural, built and cultural heritage of County Roscommon, and to conserve it for future generations, in other words: notice – care – enjoy.
Objective 1 of County Roscommon Heritage Plan is to collect and disseminate heritage information – ‘Notice’ – so as to facilitate the development of a comprehensive heritage database for the county and to make this information available to all. Under this objective, Action 1.3 is to establish a heritage bursary and sponsor annually one piece of third level research on an understudied aspect of the county’s heritage.
Objective 2 of County Roscommon Heritage Plan is to promote best practice in heritage conservation and management ‘Care’ – so as to promote and advise on best practice standards for heritage conservation and management within the county. Under this objective, Action 2.5 is to provide a small annual bursary for one community heritage project.
To that end Roscommon County Council is now inviting applications for both Heritage Bursaries. Information sheets and application forms can be obtained from Roscommon County Council Customer Services, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, phone 090 6632500 or email [email protected]
Community Heritage Application Form
Heritage Research Application Form
Bursary reports from previous years can be downloaded from the Heritage Section of www.roscommoncoco.ie
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms and accompanying information is 5pm, on Tuesday March 7th. Projects must be completed by October 31st.