Community Programmes

Community Programmes

Strategic investment in our communities is a part of Vermilion’s corporate DNA and helps us fulfil our mission of delivering superior rewards to investors, employees, partners and the communities in which we operate.

Along with our Corrib Gas Partners, Nephin Energy and Equinor, we are pleased to continue supporting the following investments in Ireland.

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Internship Programme

Each summer, through the Internship Programme, Vermilion will offer paid practical work experience at the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Terminal to third level students. We are now accepting applications through until March 20, 2020 to four students studying the following disciplines:


Places on the Internship Programme are subject to availability.


Please click here to submit your CV, indicating which Internship you are applying for, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability.


In celebration of local culture, Vermilion and its partners CPPIB and Statoil sponsor a number of events. 

Vermilion Energy Pro-Am

Erris Agricultural Show

Geesala Festival

Scholarship Programme

The Corrib Gas Partners provide two scholarship programmes for students in Erris, Co. Mayo.

Third Level Scholarship & Irish Language Scholarship: COVID-19 Update

The Third Level Scholarship programme is open for applications. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th of May. If you have any difficulties applying please get in touch with us.

More information on the Irish Language Scholarships will be available in April when the current Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions are reviewed.

Third Level Scholarships

The Third Level Scholarship programme has supported over 140 young people to continue their studies at a third level institute. 

The programme is exclusive to the students of the four secondary schools in Erris, Co. Mayo (Coláiste Chomain, Ros Dumhach, Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet, St. Brendan’s Secondary College, Belmullet and St. Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross).

The scholarships are available to successful applicants for the first year of study of their chosen third level course and are valued at €3,000.

Applicants are required to submit a personal essay and sit a themed essay.

The Third Level Scholarship progamme is currently open for applications, please click here to apply online. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th of May, 2021.

Irish Language Scholarships

Launched in 2012, the Irish Language Scholarship supports young people to further their study of the Irish language. There are ten scholarships available to attend an Irish language summer course at Coláiste Mhaigh Eo or U.I.S.C.E.

The programme is open to students from the four secondary schools in Erris (Coláiste Chomain, Ros Dumhach, Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet, St. Brendan’s Secondary College, Belmullet and St. Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross).

The Irish Language Scholarship progamme is currently closed for applications.

Local Grants Programme

The Local Grants Programme is open to community and voluntary organisations in Erris. It supports a wide range of projects, services and activities including community development, environmental conservation, education and combatting rural/social isolation and unemployment. Since 2007, more than 150 local organisations have benefitted. Grants of up to €5,000 are available to projects and organisations that are local, inclusive and sustainable.

The closing date for the 2019 programme is Friday 28 June. Please use the ‘Apply for Funding‘ tab on the right hand side of the page. If you have any enquiries please get in touch with us.

  • Aughlasheen National School
  • Baile Slachtmar Bheal an Mhuirthead
  • Baile Slachtmar Gaoth Saile
  • Baile Slachtmar Ros Dumhach
  • Ballycroy Astronomy group
  • Ballycroy Community Council
  • Ballycroy Field Managment Company
  • Ballycroy Order of Malta
  • Ballyglass RNLI
  • Bangor Erris National School
  • Bangor Erris Tidy Towns Committee
  • Barnatra Village Enhancement
  • Belmullet Bord na Nog
  • Belmullet Erris Lions Club
  • Belmullet GAA
  • Belmullet Golf Club
  • Binghamstown National School
  • Cairde an Geata Mor
  • Cairde Le Cheile
  • Cill Chomain Bord na Nog
  • Cill Chomain GAA
  • Coiste Oige Ghleann na Muaidhe
  • Colaiste Chomain
  • Comharchuman Forbatha Cill tSeadhna teo
  • Drum Community Council
  • Erris Chamber of Commerce
  • Erris Darts League
  • Erris Heartbeat Defibrillator
  • Erris Parkrun / Mens Shed
  • Erris Womens Group
  • Friends of Doohoma Coastline
  • Geesala Boxing Club
  • Geesala Community Council
  • Glenamoy Community Angling Association
  • Glenamoy Housing Association
  • Glenamoy Social Services
  • Glenamoy Womens Group
  • Glengad Village Enhancement
  • Golden Gloves Boxing
  • Greannai Village Enhancement Scheme
  • Halla Pobail Baingear Teoranta
  • Inver Development Group
  • Iorras Aontaithe / Erris United
  • Iorras Domhnan
  • Irish Midland Ringing Group
  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • Kilcommon Activity for the Elderly
  • Kilcommon Rural Social Scheme
  • Kilcommon Womens Shed
  • Kilmore Community Sports Field
  • Kiltane Cemetary Restoration Committee
  • Lower Owenmore Development Association
  • Mayo Branch of Parkinsons Ireland
  • Mna Gaoth Saile
  • Parents Council Pullathomas National School
  • Pullathomas Facilities Management Company
  • Pullothomas Village Enhancement Committee
  • Rossport Community Development Group
  • Sceim Fostaoichta Pobail
  • Seirbhisi Curam Chill Chomain Teo
  • SST Chill tSeandna
  • SST2 Kiltane Rural Social Scheme
  • Swift Conservation Mayo
  • Tus Mhuigh Eo
  • ‘You are here’ project
  • Inver Community Centre
  • Belmullet Gala Festival
  • Shraigh National School

Environmental Stewardship Programme

We are looking to partner with an organisation to support an environmental conservation and/or biodiversity project. A grant of €5,000 is available. The ideal project will help preserve and protect habitats in Erris with a focus on promoting biodiversity.

Emergency Responder Programme

Does your organisation support emergency response in Erris? This programme funds local, non-profit emergency response organisations that are committed to keeping our community safe. A grant of €7,000 is available.

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