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Community Grants

For the past number of years Westmeath County Council has distributed in the region of €450,000 perannum to Community & Voluntary groups in the form of Awards and Grants. This is because the Council recognise the work that the Community & Voluntary sector carry out on a day to day basis and believes that this grouping is one of the most important sectors in the county as they contribute to the quality of life of all citizens.

 

Community Enhancement Programme

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is a new programme for 2018.  It builds on and replaces the Communities Facilities Scheme and the recast RAPID programme, which launched in 2017.

The CEP provides funding to communities across Westmeath to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.

Full details and application forms are available here: Community Enhancement Programme Application Guidelines 2018

If you require further information you can contact the Community Development Section at 044-93-32215 or by email at dce@westmeathcoco.ie

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is by close of business Monday 30th July 2018.

 

Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2018 Round 2 (July - December 2018) 

Festival and Events Grant Scheme is now closed for 2018. Funding will re-open again in January 2019.

 

Cathaoirleach Awards 2019

The Cathaoirleach Awards are to honour people or groups who have given special service in their community in County Westmeath. The awards
recognise the role played by many individuals and groups in helping to create a strong and vibrant community.

Westmeath County Council provides a range of Grants to community groups to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. These grants are intended to sustain community activity and promote active citizenship.

Cathaoirleach Award Applications are Closed for 2018  

 

Christmas Lighting Grants 2018

Each year Westmeath County Council provides grant support to Community and Voluntary organisations or Chambers of Commerce for grant assistance towards the cost of operating their Christmas Lights in the local town or village. 

 

Creative Ireland Grants

Creative Ireland is the Government's Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 - a five year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of pubic policy.  Westmeath County Council, in association with Creative Ireland, a Cross Government Iniative, wishes to develop a programme of events as part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2017 - 2022.  

Creative Ireland Grants Applications are Closed for 2018  - Re opens for applications in 2019. 

Further information contact Ms Miriam Mulrennan, Arts Officer  arts@westmeathcoco.ie or 044 933 2016.