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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:

Anti-Litter Initiative

PLEASE NOTE: This scheme was suspended for 2021, we hope the initiative will take place again in Spring 2022.

The Anti-Litter Initiative is run by Meath County Council and is an opportunity for your local group or residents association to get involved with helping to improve the appearance of your area.

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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.

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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.

The 2021 scheme is 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 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 2020 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 2022.

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 2021 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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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.

The primary aim of the Healthy Ireland Fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health.

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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.”

The 2021 scheme is now closed for applications.

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Pride of Place for Schools Gardening Scheme

The aim of the School Pride of Place Schools Gardening Scheme Initiative is to provide school children the opportunity to learn about, and be active in some level of gardening (flowers, vegetables, etc.)

The 2021 scheme is now closed.

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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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