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Community Grants and Awards

For the past number of years Westmeath County Council has distributed over €450,000 per annum to Community & Voluntary groups in the form of Awards and Grants. This is because the Council recognises and values the work that the Community & Voluntary sector carry out on a day to day basis and believes that this sector is one of the most important in the county as it contributes to the quality of life of all citizens. 

Supporting our Communities

Westmeath Community Development Section is here to support our community groups.

If you have any queries or you are looking for information our email address is communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie and telephone number 044-93-32051


Community Resilience Fund - an initiative under the Keep well campaign

The Sláintecare Unit in the Department of Health, through the Health Ireland Fund (HIF) has allocated funding for a new initiative called the “Community Resilience Fund”.

The activities funded under the Community Resilience Fund will contribute to the overall Government Plan for “Living with COVID-19”.

A number of local community groups and organisations along with Westmeath Co. Council are involved in this initiative.


The Guidelines for participating groups are available here Community Resilience Fund Guidelines

Further details on the Keep well campaign can be found here



Grants that may be available throughout the year

Community Action Scheme comprising Community grants, Residents Association grants and Tidy Towns grants & awards

Festivals and Events Grant Scheme

Community Enhancement Programme

Town & Village Christmas Lighting Grants

Covid-19 Emergency Fund (introduced in 2020)


To ensure your group is kept informed of the latest available grant, please register for the Westmeath Public Participation Network (PPN) at www.westmeathppn.ie