Helping development of quality visitor experiences

New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme

New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme

We have now launched our New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme to encourage the development of compelling visitor experiences throughout the Ireland’s Ancient East region. This is intended to be the first phase of funding to ensure that the Ireland’s Ancient East brand delivers on its promise to visitors.

The scheme will favour projects which match what visitors to Ireland’s Ancient East are expecting, namely a destination:

  • that is easy and enjoyable to explore;
  • where heritage experiences are memorable because they tell their story so well;
  • where the stories told at individual heritage sites link to other sites across the region and to an overall timeline, building to a unique, fascinating and enriching journey through 5,000 years of European history.

Please note that this is a capital supports scheme.

New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme

Kilkenny Castle and River Nore
 

In order to receive an application form, you will need to register interest in the Scheme by filling out this short questionnaire: <INSERT LINK TO EOI FORM>

This questionnaire invites you to submit a 150 word description of your project and this will be reviewed by the Ireland’s Ancient East team. Any applicant or project that is clearly ineligible at this stage will be informed of this and will not receive an application form. 

The closing date for registration of your expression of interest is seven days before the scheme closing date. 

Capital grants scheme application guidelines

The application guidelines for the New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme can be downloaded here.

Download the application guidelines [pdf, 896kb]