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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:

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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

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

Applications now closed for 2022

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CLÁR

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.

 

Applications for 2022 are now closed. 

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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 Activities Fund - Under the Community Enhancement Programme

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Community Activities Fund under the Community Enhancement Programme - Re-advertisement

A second call for applications is now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Community Activities Fund.  Applications are invited for 'Current funding (Non-Pay)' costs only.  

  • 174,647 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs.
  • Items that can be claimed under this funding include utility bills (electricity cost, refuse charges, heating charges), Operating costs (existing rental/lease costs, heating charges), website maintenance, cleaning, auditing and accountancy fees from the period 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022.

This funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development is being provided to enhance community facilities, to support community groups impacted by the Pandemic and to address disadvantage in County Meath.  Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects. 

Further details and application forms can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291 046 9097400 or by email communitygrants@meathcoco.ie

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Monday 14th March 2022

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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 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.

**The 2022 Community Grant scheme is now closed**

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Green Schools

Meath County Council partners with An Taisce Green Schools to promote the worldwide Green Schools Programme.

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Pride of Place

“The aim of Pride of Place is to work in partnership with communities, to encourage best practice, innovation and leadership in providing vibrant sustainable communities that improve the quality of life for all.”

 

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Pride of Place Awards 2021

The aim of Pride of Place is to work in partnership with communities, to encourage best practice, innovation and leadership in providing vibrant sustainable communities that improve the quality of life for all.

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Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme

The Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 is one initiative being taken by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland. This scheme aims to support social enterprises and is complementary to other supports provided by the Department.

This scheme is now closed.

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable.

 

Applications now closed for 2022

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