Retail Business Supports

At the Waterford City & County Council meeting on April 9th 2015, a number of new supports for retail and other businesses were announced. A "Summary of Economic Support Grants" document is available here and details of these schemes along with application forms are available to download below.

Any queries regarding these schemes should be directed to Maureen Fitzsimons on 0761 10 2661 or mfitzsimons@waterfordcouncil.ie

  • Guidance Notes - Retail Fit Out Scheme
  • Retail Fit Out Grant Application Form
  • Guidance Notes - Art Craft Artisan Food Scheme
  • Art Craft Grant Application Form
  • Guidance Notes - Office Refurbishment Grant Scheme
  • Office Refurbishment Scheme Grant Application Form
  • Guidance Notes - Non-Competing Services Scheme
  • Non-Competing Services Scheme Grant Application Form
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    Due to the size of the files, the maps referred to in some of the documents above are included below:

  • Map of Waterford City Centre Commercial Area
  • Map of Dungarvan Town
  • Map of Tramore Town
  • Any queries regarding these schemes should be directed to Maureen Fitzsimons on 0761 10 2661 or mfitzsimons@waterfordcouncil.ie

    For information on Waterford as a location for retail investment, please download our "Waterford City Retail Investment Prospectus 2014" or email us for a copy.

    Under the previous government's "Action Plan for Jobs 2015", the local authority sector was asked to ‘Identify best practice initiatives which are being taken by Local Authorities to support retail at a local level which could serve as exemplars for consideration by other Local Authority areas.’

    The following report, produced by the Office for Local Authority Management is a detailed and vibrant document, citing hundreds of examples of initiatives around the country.

  • Local Authority Retail Support