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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.

Funding & Resources Information Events 2023

Does your group want to hear about grants and supports from Westmeath County Council and other bodies for 2023? Do you need help with identifying the grants available to your group or help with completing an application form? The Community Development section in Westmeath County Council in conjunction with Westmeath PPN are holding 2 information workshops, one in Athlone and one in Mullingar, to help with your funding enquiries.

Topics will include information on grants and supports available under the following themes - Community Grants & Awards, Sports, Arts & Heritage, Environment, SICAP, Leader, Rural Supports and several other supports and grants through Westmeath County Council and other agencies.

If you are interested in attending, you can choose the most convenient workshop for your group from the 2 options below.

Funding Workshop Events

Workshop 1 taking place on Tuesday 31st January 2023, 10:00am – 1:00pm at Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar.

Workshop 2 taking place on Wednesday 1st February 2023, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

This is an opportunity to hear information and ask about 2023 grants, awards, and supports for your group.

To register your attendance please click on the link below or email info@westmeathppn.ie

Link to registration:



Festival And Event Grant Scheme - Round 1 2023

Westmeath County Council invites applications for grant support for Festivals and Events to be held in the period January to June 2023.

The purpose of the scheme is to encourage and promote local events particularly events that involve significant voluntary input and generate increased economic and community activity for the local area.

In applying to the scheme, the applicant is responsible for organising, managing and holding the event in compliance with all Covid-19 Government, Public Health and HSE guidelines in operation at the time of the event.

The application form is available here under: 

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 10th March 2023.

Late applications will not be accepted.


Africa Day 2023

Africa Day Logo

Africa Day, the annual celebration of the continent’s cultures and people, falls on 25th May each year. Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs is partnering with Westmeath County Council to organise events aimed at marking this special and unique day. 

Last year groups across Westmeath hosted a number of Africa Day events – and we hope that Africa Day 2023 will be even bigger!

We are once again pleased to provide financial support to organise events for Africa Day, aimed at celebrating African cultures and the links between Ireland and Africa.

If you wish to organise an Africa Day event or series of events with support from Irish Aid & Westmeath County Council, please fill in the attached application form and return by 5pm on Tuesday 14th February.


Email:  communitygrants@westmeathcoco.ie

Post: Africa Day 2023 fund,
Community Development Section,
Westmeath County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Co. Westmeath.

If you would like further information on this funding, please contact Westmeath County Council Community Development Section on 044 9332051.


Community Support Fund 2022-2023 

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 


Cathaoirleach Awards 2023

Details coming soon!


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