Small Grants Programme

Due to current Covid19 restrictions the submission deadline for Small Grants Programme Application Forms has been extended to September 4th 2020 at 5:00 pm. All forms must be submitted via email, post or delivered to the LMETB, Chapel Street office by this time and date. If posting an application a number of days in advance of the deadline, please request a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office.


Louth Meath Education and Training Board’s Small Grants Programme proposes to build and extend the capacity of minority groups within Co. Louth. LMETB aims to combine the learning from the previously funded PEACE projects into the new Small Grants Programme. The funding allows LMETB to continue to work with specific target groups such as children and young people, new communities, minority faith groups such as the Muslim Community and Church of Ireland, ex-political prisoners and disadvantaged young people in Louth.

Through the Small Grants Programme, LMETB aims to deepen its engagement with these groups and communities to build positive relations. The project is due to get underway in July 2020 and will run until the end of April 2021.

Grants of between €4,500 to €70,000 are open to any organisation/group that can contribute to the results and outputs of the PEACE IV Small Grants Programme. All applicants must demonstrate sustained, purposeful and meaningful contact as part of their projects. The Projects must be completed by 30 April 2021.

The Small Grants Programmes aims to fund projects which deal with topics such as:

  • Conflict resolution and mediation at a local level.
  • Events linked to the decade of commemorations that explore history in a sensitive manner and build mutual understanding.
  • Sport, arts, culture (including Irish and Ulster Scots language) and environment projects that promote positive relations through addressing issues of trust, prejudice and intolerance.
  • Projects to facilitate personal interaction between residents and groups from divided neighbourhoods.
  • Strengthening cross-border relations.
  • Projects focusing on minority groups or minority faiths as a means of building better relations and contributing to a shared vision.


Applicants should demonstrate that they:



Application requirements:

The following criteria must be met to apply for a grant:

  • Will not duplicate or compete with existing projects and services locally.
  • Will be a unique and new proposal.
  • Can be delivered within the programme timeframe and have the necessary permission in place in order to progress.
  • The organisation is based in Co Louth and the funding will be used on activities which provide an outcome for Co Louth.
  • LMETB may seek additional information in support of the application


Application and Funding Timeline:

The following is the anticipated timeline for applicant organisations.


July 2020 Small Grants Programme launched.


July – August 2020 Groups prepare applications.


August 2020 Application deadline.


September – October 2020 Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel.


October 2020 All applicants will be informed on the status of their application.


November 2020 Grants will be distributed with procurement managed by the Small Grants Programme / Louth Meath Education and Training Board.
June 2021 Small Grants Programme ceases with all funding delivered.



Application Form:

Small Grants Programme Application Form

Small Grants Programme Guidance Notes


What is PEACE IV:

The Peace IV Programme is a European Union initiative designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland. The Programme will invest €270 million in the eligible region over the six year period from 2014 to 2020.

€229 million is being provided through the European Regional Development Fund with the Irish and UK governments providing an additional €41 million of match funding. The Irish government funding is provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Department of Education and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.


Further Information:

If you have specific questions or would like more information on the Small Grants Programme you can email us with your question. We will respond directly to you within 2 business days.


Contact details:

 Programme Manager:                    Aiden O’Boyle

Mobile:  086 059 8585


Programme Address: Small Grants Programme
Chapel St.
Co Louth
A91 K266