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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 Grants   Community Grants 2019

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

 The Closing date for all applications for Community Grants is Friday 29th March 2019.

 Please note that all applicant groups must be a member of Westmeath Public Participation Network (WPPN) and have a tax number (can be obtained from Revenue Offices) in order for grants to be issued to them.

 Included n Community Grants for 2019 are:

  • Tidy Towns Grant                                                                                                    
  • Residents Association Grant        
  • Community Action Grants
  • National Community Day 2019 Grant
  • Other Grants available from/via Westmeath County Council    

Community Grants 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 NOW OPEN for 2019   Cathaoirleach Awards 2019

Closing date for ALL Community Grants including Cathaoirleach Awards (incl. Pride of Place) is Friday 29th March 2019

 

Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2019 Round 1 (Feb - June 2019) Closed

1st Round of Festival & Events February to June 2019 Now Closed

2nd Round of Festival & Events February to July to December 2019 will open in MAY

Festival and Events Grant Application 2019  

 

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.

2018 CLOSED  - 2019 details to follow once launched, by Department of Rural & Community Development

 

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

 

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.

 

Christmas Lighting Grants 2019

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. 

Applications open in September 2019.