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 & 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. 


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 Scholarships

The Third Level Scholarship programme has supported over 160 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 2023 programme is Friday 30 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.

  • Ardmore Village Enhancement Scheme
  • Baile Slachtmhar Beal an Mhuirthead/Belmullet Tidy Towns
  • Ballinaboy& Leenamore residents committee
  • Ballycroy Tidy Towns
  • Bangor Erris Tidy Towns
  • Belmullet Swimming Club
  • L.G Cill Chomáin
  • Cairde an Geata More Community Group
  • Cill Chomáin Bord na nÓg
  • Cill Chomáin GAA Community Development Ltd
  • Cóiste Forbartha Dhú Thuama/Doohoma Golf Club
  • Comharchumann Forbartha Cill tSeadhna Teo
  • Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile
  • Drum Community Council
  • Erris Chamber of Commerce
  • Erris Youth Service
  • Geesala Boxing Club
  • Geesala Community Gym
  • Glenamoy Angling Club
  • Glenamoy Social Services
  • Glenamoy Women’s Group CLG
  • Halla pobail Baingear CLG
  • Inver Community Enhancement Group
  • Inver National School
  • Iorrais Aontaithe Football Club (Erris United FC)
  • Kilcommon Activity for the Elderly
  • Kilcommon Job Students Summer Scheme
  • Killcommon Rural Social Scheme
  • Kilmore Community Sports Field
  • Kiltane Community Gardens
  • Kiltane GAA
  • Parkinsons Association of Ireland Mayo Branch
  • Pullathomas Facilities Management Company
  • Pullathomas National School Parents Association
  • Pullathomas Village Enhancement Committee
  • Rossport Tidy Towns
  • Seirbhisi Curam Chill Chomain Teo / Kilcommon Meals on Wheels
  • Rossport Tidy Village
  • SST Cill tSeandhna
  • SST2 Cill tSeadhna (Kiltane2 Rural Social Scheme)
  • Western Care Association

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 €5,000 is available.

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