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The Community Enagagement Section


The Community section was established to strengthen and enhance community wellbeing through:

Supporting Participation: Enabling civic participation in initiatives and policy-making aimed at improving quality of life for all.

Building Strategic Partnerships: Working with other organisations and the voluntary sector to ensure better outcomes for communities throughout the County in the areas of community development, sports and childcare

Oversight: Ensuring transparency and good governance in the administration of programmes supporting community, sporting and childcare development. 


The section incorporates three service areas:-

Community and Integrated Development

Mayo Sports Partnership

Mayo County Childcare Committee


Community and Integrated Development Section

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Mayo County Council,
2nd Floor,
Cedar House,
Co. Mayo,
F23 WP71

Phone: 094 9064337
Open: 9am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm

Latest News:

Men's Shed Funding under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Additional funding of €0.5m has been allocated nationally to the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. This is ring-fenced for small capital grants for Men’s Sheds.

€21,739 has been allocated to Mayo County Council.

The application process for this ring-fenced funding will be administered by Mayo Local Community Development Committee, working with Mayo County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development.  All Men’s Sheds in Ireland that are affiliated with the Irish Men’s Shed Association are eligible to apply.

Application forms are available on or by calling the Community Engagement Section of Mayo County Council on 094 9064377.

Completed Applications should be returned to Mayo County Council, Cedar House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo or by email to


The closing for receipt of applications is 4pm Friday 31st August 2018.

Men's Shed Funding Application Form 2018 (Document)

Men's Shed Funding Application Form 2018
Formats Available:

Calls for Ideas

Call for ideas for

Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018 – ‘A Connected Mayo’

Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from 15-21 October 2018. The aim of the week is to support and organise initiatives throughout the county that foster inclusion, equality and social connectedness. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of people in County Mayo, to showcase the work of your organisation and/ or to organise a special activity or event which promotes inclusion.

Following on from the success of last year’s Social Inclusion Awareness Week where over 40 showcase events were held throughout the county, this year’s theme is ‘A Connected Mayo’. We are particularly interested in initiatives that explore community responses to social isolation and loneliness.

Types of events and activities could include interesting speakers, exhibitions, coffee mornings, sports events, drama, story- telling, talks and debates, seminars, information events, displays, music recitals, initiatives to improve accessibility, films etc. (the list is not exhaustive). Bear in mind, in keeping with the theme, events should be accessible to all.

A brochure of events is currently being compiled. If you would like to be included in the brochure please complete the attached booking form and return it to the Community and Integrated Development Section Mayo County Council (contact details listed on form) by August 17th 2018. Only free events can be included in this year’s brochure. Please submit a separate booking form if you plan to run more than one event.

The up-to-date schedule, further information on events and booking details for all events will be available from mid-September.

 Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week is being co-ordinated by Mayo LCDC’s Social Inclusion and Community Working Group. If you would like more information or would like to explore ideas please drop an email to  or contact Cora or Síofra on 094 9064377.


Mayo Local Community Development Committee is made up of community and statutory representatives working to make Mayo a more inclusive county. It is a sub-committee of Mayo County Council. Click here for further information on Mayo LCDC.

Brochure Listing Form (Document)

Brochure Listing Form
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Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Mayo Local Community Development Committee, working with Mayo County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development invites applications for inclusion in the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. 

The programme is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic Community Plan. Funding is for capital projects only and projects should demonstrate added value. 

The programme will offer grants under the following two categories;

Category 1

Small scale capital projects up to a maximum of €1,000


Category 2

A limited number of medium scale capital projects will be considered for funding up to a maximum of €20,000

Application forms and guidelines are available on and or by calling the Community Engagement Section of Mayo County Council on 094 9064377.  Applicants are encouraged to read the application guidelines prior to completing the application form.

Completed Applications for Category 1 and 2 should be returned to Community Engagement, Mayo County Council, Cedar House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo or by email to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm Monday 30th July 2018.

Applications will not be considered after this date.


Community Enhancement Programme Guidelines 2018 (doc - 125 kb)

Community Enhancement Programme Application Form 2018 (doc - 281 kb)

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