Cavan Calling Grants Scheme 2020

Cavan Calling Grants Scheme 2020

Funding is available for local communities to organise events in their local areas to coincide with the ‘Cavan Calling’ homecoming celebration.

Published on: 23 Jan 2020

Events can be centred round food, sport, the environment or health and culture. Events funded under this scheme must take place between June and September 2020.  

‘Cavan Calling’, is a homecoming celebration for Cavan’s Diaspora, which takes place from 20th to 23rd August 2020. This weekend is an exciting opportunity for Cavan people, those with ancestors from the Breffni County, or those with an affinity for Cavan, to come home for a vibrant celebration of Cavan, its people, its Diaspora, its culture, heritage, music and landscape. An exciting and engaging programme of events is planned, with concerts, fireworks display, street performance, military show, theatre, exhibitions, talks and much more.

The success of this initiative lies in having local communities coming together to plan events that will work best for their area and reach their Diaspora community across the world.  This celebration involves everyone from Cavan and beyond. Events will be very much driven by communities as they know their Diaspora best.

This initiative is a chance for people to reach out and rekindle the relationships with the Diaspora and their relations and friends who have a connection to Cavan and invite them home to Cavan.


  • Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups and other organisations within County Cavan.
  • Funding will generally be provided in the range of €750 - €1,500 per event.  However, events which can clearly demonstrate that they will attract a significant number of overseas visitors, may be awarded funding in excess of €1,500 up to a maximum of €5,000.
  • Organisers are encouraged to look within their community to see what resources /talents are available to help bring the whole community together to reach their Diaspora.
  • Events must take place in the time period June 2020 to September 2020
  • Applicants are requested to promote the ‘Cavan Calling’ Programme of Events that are taking place from the 20th -23rd August through their promotional material.
  • Guidelines and applications forms are available from the Community and Enterprise Section, Cavan County Council Cavan or by emailing:, or from the links below.

Download Cavan Calling grant scheme guidelines (Word, 1.3MB)

Download Cavan Calling grant scheme application form (Word, 41kb)


Applicants must submit completed application form/s before the Friday, 28 February 2020