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Community Grants

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 


Community Activities Fund

Announcement of allocations for this grant will be made as soon as possible.

All applicants will be notified of the result of their application.

For further details on this grant please click here.



Cathaoirleach Awards 2022

The Cathaoirleach Awards event for 2022 was held on Friday 6th May.

The event was live-streamed and recorded and may be viewed online.

Please click here for further details.  


Festival and Events Round 2 - Final round for 2022 - Closed

The purpose of the Festival and Events scheme is to encourage and promote events particularly events of a scale as to be added to the Westmeath Calendar of Events for 2022. The events should involve significant voluntary input and should attract increased visitor numbers to Westmeath to generate increased economic activity for the local area. Please read Festival & Events Grant Criteria and Guidelines 2022 Festival & Events Grant Criteria and Guidelines 2022 Festival & Events Grant Criteria and Guidelines 2022  before completing an application.

This Grant is now closed for 2022


Community Grants and Awards 2022 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. 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. 

This grant is closed for 2022. Successful applications will receive payment to their account on our system at the end of June or the beginning of July 2022.

if your group has changed the bank/credit union details since last year, please contact communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie with the new details.



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.

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.



Funding and Resource information evenings.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 – Presentations included - Community Grants & Awards, Arts & Heritage, Environment, Housing adaptation grants.

Link to the presentations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zhZdcbueg

Thursday 3rd February 2022 – Presentations included - Leader, Rural supports, CLÁR, ORIS, SEAI, Sports grants & supports from Westmeath Community Development & Westmeath Volunteer Centre.

Link to the presentations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MewQMQaS0RY


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