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Information for Charlemont grantees

Information for successfully funded projects for the following years:

  • 2019-2020

  • 2020-2021

Those successful for this grant scheme will be notified of the outcome via written letter. Following this, the drawdown process for the grant will commence.

1. Acceptance (all grant recipients)

The following documents should be returned to

  • Confirmation of acceptance of the grant and all its conditions

  • Your PPS number and a copy of your online tax clearance verification number

In addition, the following documents should be returned to

  • SEPA form, outlining clearly whom the payment should be made out to, together with a bank header, as explained on the SEPA form.

*Important: This required documentation should be submitted by 31st March, at the latest.

2. Payment

2019-2020 recipients:

  • You may proceed with booking your own travel arrangements following the submission of the SEPA form to accounts 

  • Please email a ‘proof of travel’ receipt i.e. flight confirmation to: ‘’, and we will then begin the process of drawing down the grant

  • Due to Covid-19 and associated travel restrictions please be aware that the Royal Irish Academy has extended the deadline for all travel and associated financial draw downs from 27th November 2020 to 26th November 2021

2020-2021 recipients:

  • You may proceed with making your own arrangements for the initiation of the project following the submission of the SEPA form to accounts

  • Once you have a ‘proof of collaboration’ from your partner please email it to: ‘’, along with evidence of financial outlays initiating the project and at that point we will then begin the process of drawing down your funding.

  • Please be aware that the project must be completed and all associated funds drawn down before the 26th November 2021.

3. Upon completion of your project all grant recipients are required to:

  • Submit a detailed report covering your project. The required report template for 2019-2020 recipeints can be found here. The report template for 2020-2021 recipients will be available in advance of the project deadline.

  • Submit a detailed statement of income and expenditure

  • Attach receipt for all expenditure.

*Important: You must submit ALL receipts as you will be required to return any unspent funds to the Academy. This award is subject to the travel and subsistence rates as set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Please note that expenses listed as ineligible in the notes to applicants during the application process cannot be claimed.

You must also ensure that the ‘Guidelines for acknowledging funding’ are followed including use of the RIA logo as outlined.

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