Please find information below on current programmes, Meath statistics and sources of financing:


Current programmes:


Community Funding Supports: 

  • Community Support Fund 2023: Grants available to support groups with running costs (electricity, heating, rent, insurance, etc). Funding also available for repairs/improvements of facilities & purchase of equipment (furniture, tools, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc.). Closing date is 10th February 2023Details here


  • Community & Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme: Scheme has re-opened until 20th January 2023 to provide once-off payments to eligible charities and community and voluntary sector organisations towards energy costs in 2022. Details here


  • Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2022: Grant support for  community group projects in the vicinity of the Carranstown waste management facility (Carranstown / Duleek and surrounding areas). Closing date 17th February 2023. Details here


  • Music Capital Scheme 2022.  Music Network grant programme for the purchase of musical instruments for individual professional musicians and non-professional performing groups. Closing date 28th February 2023. Details here



  • Community Water Development Fund 2022: Grants available for community initiatives to protect & manage water quality. Examples include feasibility studies & plans; biodiversity signage; water conservation measures; invasive species control; riparian management and planting; training workshops; Citizen Science initiatives, etc. Closing date is 7th February 2023. Details here


Heritage & Conservation:

  • Community Monuments Fund 2022: Grants available for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments. Closing date  30th January 2023. Details here


  • Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023: Grants available for small-scale conservation projects. Closing date is the 23rd January 2023. Details available here


  • BHIS 2023 Routine Maintenance and Minor Repairs. Funding available for routine maintenance and minor repairs. Closing date 23rd January 2023. Details available here


  • Historic Structures Fund 2022: Grants available for the conservation & enhancement of historic structures and buildings. Closes 23rd January 2023. Details on the range of funding streams are available here .


  • Heritage Council – Heritage Capacity Fund 2022: Funds aims to build the capacity of heritage organisations with a national remit by providing funding towards their core costs. Closing date is the 16th Jan 2023. Details here


  • Waterways Ireland: Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2023: Grants available for community projects including data collection & research,  good heritage practice in managing sites, collections, objects, etc. Closing date January 31st 2023. Details available here



  • 2023 Artist’s Residency Bursary (Paris): Centre Culturel Irlandais and Meath County Council Arts Office programme. 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Meath. Closing date is the 12th Jan 2023. Details here.


Community Education

  • Louth Meath ETB Community Education Service – Spring 2023: Community and voluntary groups can apply for free programmes/tuition hours from the ETB. Closing date for application is the 13th January 2023. Details available here.


  • Ciste Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023: Tá ciste tacaíochta ar oscailt anois agus sinne ag glacadh le hiarratais go dtí 27 Eanáir más mian le grúpaí ó do cheantar cur isteach air. The support fund for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023 is now open and we are accepting applications until the 27 January 2023. Eolas anseo




Meath County Council – Community Grants & Initiatives

Meath County Council – Heritage Grant Schemes


CSO Statistics for Meath: Analysis over a range of 15 themes 

Census 2016: Sapmap Area – County Meath


Finance Sources:

Community Finance Ireland

  • Community Finance Ireland : new £/€10 million Recovery Loan Fund. Details here


Community Foundation for Ireland

Clann Credo – Community Loan Finance

DRCD Community Services Programme

Pobal programmes

National Lottery

The Ireland Funds

Royal Irish Academy

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Philanthropy Ireland

Social Finance Foundation

Irish Youth Foundation

Arts Council – available funding programmes

DM Thomas Foundation – Central Grants Programme