The figures come from the draft of the local authority's annual report.
Just over 10% of the budget for community grants in Westmeath in 2020 went unallocated.
A fund of €195,000 was agreed by councillors at the start of the year, but more than €19,500 of that was unused.
Around €175,000 was distributed in the form of community action grants, to residents associations and tidy towns groups across the county.
The figures come from the draft of the council's 2020 annual report.