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Community Grants and Awards 2021 - Applications Extended

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. 


Westmeath County Council is now inviting applications for the following Grants:

  • Community Action Grant
  • Tidy Towns Grant
  • Residents Associations Grant

This is an online application.

To help you with your application please click here for a downloadable document with the required information for the application. Questions on online Application forms 2021

When you are ready to start your application please click the Apply Now button below.

Apply Now

All applications must be submitted by 5pm Monday 12th April 2021 - Late Applications will not be accepted.

Westmeath County Council is now inviting applications for the following Awards:

To apply please click on the link/s above to download an application form and return by email to communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie

Please click here for the Complete Awards Applications Booklet 2021


The Community Development Section endeavours to ensure all our Community groups are supported to apply for the various grants, awards and nominations appropriate to their group or area.


A Funding and Resource workshop information evening has been arranged via Zoom on the following dates:

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 7.30pm to 9pm – Presentations will include - Community Grants & Awards,  Sports grants, Arts & Heritage, Environment & supports from Westmeath Community Development - Registration now closed

Thursday 4th March 2021 7.30pm to 9pm – Presentations will include - Leader, Rural supports, CLÁR, ORIS, SEAI, LA Water programmes, Westmeath Volunteer Centre. - Limited spaces available

This is an opportunity to hear information and ask about the 2021 grants and supports for your group. To register your attendance please go to www.westmeathppn.ie/events or call 044 933 8939 or email info@westmeathppn.ie to receive a registration link.

Recordings of the workshops are available to view on the Westmeath County Council YouTube channel.


One to one support & Online Support Clinics

There will be additional online Funding & Resource supports clinics with staff of Westmeath County Council Community Section and Westmeath Community Development.  These supports clinics will have One to One Assistance to Community Groups with Practical support including assistance with; Which Grants to apply for and assistance with filling in the grant applications:

Tuesday 9th March 2021 via Zoom 10am to 4.30pm                                   

Thursday 11th March 2021 via Zoom 10am to 4.30pm

To Register please contact Ursula Harper 044 93 38939 or email info@westmeathppn.ie

Over the Phone Funding & Resource supports clinics

Additional one-to-one over the phone supports will be available with staff of Westmeath County Council Community Section on following dates/times:

Tuesday 16th March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm

Thursday 18th March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm

Tuesday 23rd March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm

Thursday 25th March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm

Further details will be available through Westmeath PPN and on the Westmeath County Council & Westmeath PPN websites.


If an application cannot be completed through the online system, please download an application form and submit to communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie 

Once received the application will be uploaded to the system on your behalf.

Please ensure the application is submitted by 2pm Monday 12th April to ensure inclusion for assessment.

Community Grants Applications Booklet 2021



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




Other Grants that may be available throughout the year

Community Enhancement Programme

Town & Village Christmas Lighting Grants

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