Current Grant Applications

Community Enhancement Programme 2021

Closing date for applications is noon Friday 25th June 2021. No applications will be accepted after this date

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the press release on the launch of the CEP at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD. 

This programme places a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged areas.   The key theme of this year’s programme will provide small capital grants designed to assist not-for-profit groups as they re-open their facilities which have been closed due to Covid-19.  The funding may be used to carry out necessary renovations and repairs or to purchase equipment. 

How to apply

All applicants must complete the application form which can be downloaded below.  Alternatively you can email to request a hardcopy of the application form. 

Once completed please submit your application by post to:

Colette O’ Brien
Community Enhancement Programme,
Waterford City & County Council,
Baileys New Street,

To Let - Opportunity for combined retail and residential on Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Waterford City & County Council invite submissions of Expressions of Interest for a commercial partner to work jointly on the development of an exemplar ‘living above the shop’ project at 9 Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

The property includes ground floor commercial space of 306m2 and a first floor two bed apartment of 80m2. The ground floor commercial unit may be eligible under the Economic Incentive Scheme for a grant to cover the cost of commercial rates for a period of up to three years.

Waterford City & County Council are interested in bringing a commercial partner on board prior to works commencing to tailor works to meet the tenant’s requirements. A lease for a minimum of 4 years and 9 months will be available.

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed Expression of Interest outlining their interest in the property including details of proposals for the commercial ground floor unit.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 28th May 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
Mairead Whelan, 0761-10-2661

Dungarvan town centre
Bernadette Drohan -, 087 2586597

All other areas in Waterford
Lisa Grant -, 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