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The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) has the responsibility of allocating and administering funding provided jointly on an annual basis by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage through the National Monuments Service, the Department for Communities Northern Ireland through the Historic Environment Division, and the RIA.

No one grant will exceed 50% of the total grant funding for the year. It is expected that grants will be made in the region of €5,000. Grant decisions will be subject to funding available in the two separate jurisdictions.

You can apply to ARG here.

All queries can be sent to with the subject line: ARG

Please read all information in the sections below before making an application.

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