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Community Grants and Initiatives

Meath 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, active citizenship and promote community enhancement and environmental intiatives.

The range of grants available is:

Burial Ground Grant Scheme


Healthy Ireland and Healthy Meath

Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025 is a Department of Health initiative and is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.
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Carranstown Community Grant Scheme

The Carranstown Grant Scheme 2022 is now closed.  


This grant is available to community groups for environmental improvement and recreational / community facility projects in the vicinity of the Carranstown waste management facility.


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CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage.


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Co-Operation Ireland

Irish public bodies pride of place in association with co-operation ireland. IPB Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.

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Community Amenity Project Scheme

The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a new grant scheme which provides financial assistance for capital projects such as the development of sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities.

 The 2021 Community Amenity Project scheme is now closed

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Community Enhancement Programme 2021

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is a Capital Grant programme which provides funding to enhance community facilities and address disadvantage in County Meath. Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects.  The total allocation for Meath for 2021 is €142,893.

The 2021 CEP scheme closed on Wednesday the 30th June 2021

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Community Environment Action Fund (previously Local Agenda 21)

PLEASE NOTE: This scheme has been suspended until 2023.

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund (LA21) which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level. The Scheme has been renamed the Community Environment Action Fund from 2019 onwards.

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Community Grant Scheme

The 2023 Community Grant Scheme is now closed.

The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. 


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Community Recognition Fund

On 24th January 2023, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, announced details of a €50 million Community Recognition Fund.  The allocation for Co. Meath is €1,231,685. 


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