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Community Grants


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

We endeavour to ensure all our Community groups are supported to apply for the various grants, awards and nominations appropriate to their group or area.


Festival and Event Grant Scheme 2023 - Round 2


Westmeath County Council is now inviting applications for their Round 2 of grant support for Festivals and Events to be held in the period July to December 2023.

The purpose of the scheme is to encourage and promote local events, particularly events that are or can become a part of Westmeath’s calendar of events for the year. These events should generate increased economic and community activity for the local area/county and can involve significant voluntary input.

In applying to the scheme, the applicant is responsible for organising, managing, and holding the event in compliance with all required Health and Safety regulations, Government, Public Health and HSE guidelines.

You can apply for this funding online by clicking the button below:


Alternatively you can submit a hardcopy of the application found below via email to communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie or by post to Festival and Event Grant Scheme 2023 Round 2, Community Development Section, Westmeath County Council, Aras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

For further enquiries please contact the Community Development Section, by email at communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie or telephone 044 9332051.

This application process will close on Friday 26th May 2023 at 5pm.

Late applications will not be accepted.


Community Grants and Awards 2023 - **NOW CLOSED**

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. 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.


Community Action Scheme Grants

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

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

Note   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.

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


All applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday 10th March 2023 - Late Applications will not be accepted.

If you are unable to access the online application, please call the Community Development office for help on 044 933 2051 or email communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie for an offline application form and submit to the office for submission to the online system on your behalf.


Community Support Fund 2022-2023 - **NOW CLOSED**


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.

The closing date for applications to this fund is Friday 10th March 2023.

Late applications will not be accepted.


Publicly Funded Community Projects

Please click on the link below to see details on publicly funded Community Projects under the following schemes (2016-2021)


  • Town & Village

  • Clár

  • Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure 

Grant Management - Public Viewer 


Healthy Ireland Services Presentation

Westmeath County Council in conjunction with Healthy Ireland and a number of service providers within the County of Westmeath have worked together to create this Healthy Ireland Services recording.

The aim of this project is to highlight a range of Services available to the wider community within County Westmeath and to provide information and contact details for those Services.

We would like to thank all those that took part in this project and we hope that you, the viewer, finds this information useful.

You will find a list of the different service providers featured and an index to assist you in navigating the recording to find the service of interest to you.

Please click the link below to access the recording.



Other Community Grants

Grants may become available throughout the year. All details of new grants will be available here. Please check back for future grants.

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


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