Current Grant Applications


Local Waste Prevention Grant 2021

Are you part of a group that wants to help to take steps on waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in your local area?

Waterford City and County Council invites submissions from community groups, youth groups, schools or other community development organisations, based in County Waterford, who are interested in receiving funding for initiatives regarding waste prevention, reuse and repair.

The main focus for projects this year should be on food waste prevention, composting and projects to promote a circular economy e.g. reduce use of single use items (encourage use of reusable items). Applications for projects under these themes will be prioritised for funding. Closing date for completed applications is 5pm 25th March 2021.

The application form and Terms & Conditions for this grant are available below.

How to apply:

  • The application form for this grant is available from the http://bit.ly/WastePreventionGrant2021 or by phoning 0761 10 20 20.
  • Terms & Conditions
  • The grant application form should be completed and returned to the Environment Section for consideration by the closing date 25th March 2021.

Supporting Waterford Communities Fund 2021

Waterford City & County Council is committed to encouraging communities and empowering residents to make a difference to their areas.  To support this, the Council is inviting applications to its Supporting Communities Fund 2021.

The Supporting Communities Fund provides grant aid assistance to Residents Associations, Community Groups, Sports Clubs and other groups/committees engaged in community activity, providing community services or carrying out improvement works at local or county level. Groups can apply under one the following 3 funding strands:

1.  Residents Association Fund, 2.  Community Activity Fund, 3.  Sports & Recreation Fund

Closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 26th February 2021 and no applications will be accepted after this date.

Once completed please submit your application with necessary documentations by email to waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie  or in hard copy to:

Colette O’ Brien, Supporting Waterford Communities Fund 2021,Waterford City & County Council, Baileys New Street, Waterford.


Social Enterprise Development Fund 2021

Apply by March 5th to Rethink Ireland’s Social Enterprise Development Fund 2021 .

The €3.2 million Fund, being delivered from 2018 – 2022, was created in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund and aims to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact. Social enterprises are organisations whose mission is to have a positive effect on society. Social enterprises are at the heart of facing the greatest social challenges in Ireland.

They are professional and experienced, and use business skills and clever thinking to bridge the gaps in our society. The money they make from their work is used to grow what they do so that they can reach all the people in society who need their help.

  • https://rethinkireland.ie/current_fund/social-enterprise-development-fund-2021/

  • Economic Incentive Scheme for Vacant Properties in Urban Areas 2021-2022

    Waterford City & County Council is offering incentives over a three year period to attract new retail and other businesses within the core retail area of the City Centre, towns and village centre of Waterford in order to bring vibrancy and vitality to the city and town centres.

    It is intended to ensure that any incoming retail or service use will respect and enhance the multifaceted character of the area and will allow and encourage a diversity of uses to increase its overall attractiveness for shopping, leisure and business purposes.

    There will be a strong presumption in favour of grant-aid for higher order comparison retail outlets including fashion outlets – both multiple and independent stores, ‘lifestyle stores’, flagship stores, niche and specialist retailers such as home furnishings, beauty products, jewellery and bookshops.

    Level of Support available under the Economic Incentive Scheme

    For more details on the scheme, please read the scheme guidelines or contact one of the Economic Development Team. To apply for the scheme, register here.

    Waterford City Centre
    Maureen Fitzsimons - mfitzsimons@waterfordcouncil.ie, 087 7649173

    Dungarvan town centre
    Bernadette Drohan - bdrohan@waterfordcouncil.ie, 087 2586597

    All other areas in Waterford
    Lisa Grant - lgrant@waterfordcouncil.ie, 087 2124242

    Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents

    On 01 October 2020, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation published its Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents. This voluntary code, which is to apply until 31 July 2021 seeks to give guidance to landlords and tenants where commercial tenancies have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Code does not apply to all tenancies and specifically states that where tenants are in a position to pay rent in full, they should continue to do so.


    Local Improvement Scheme Application Form 2020-2021

  • Application Form