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Community Support Fund 2022-2023

under the Community Enhancement Programme

Westmeath County Council is currently inviting grant applications for the Community Support Fund 2022-2023 under the Community Enhancement Programme.

The Community Support Fund (CSF) provides funding to support community groups across Westmeath and particularly in disadvantaged areas. This grant is aimed at supporting groups:

  • With their non-pay running costs for example energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills.
  • With the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc.

This funding will help communities, community groups and committees, allowing them to continue to provide valuable services to the people in their area, and in the process strengthen the bonds that tie communities together. There is also additional ringfenced funding for Women’s sheds.

The Community Support Fund 2022-2023 (CSF) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CSF at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD: Click here

How to apply:

Application forms and criteria are available to download here:

If you require further information about this fund, please contact the Community Development Section at communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie or by phone on 04493-32217.