Community Water Development Fund 2019 Open Call

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The Local Authority Waters Programme have launched an open call for applications to the Community Water Development Fund 2019. The closing date for receipt of applications to the Community Water Development Fund is Tuesday the 12th of February 2019 at 7.00pm.

What Is The Community Water Development Fund?

The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive. This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment. This can include the development of a catchment partnership or River/Lake Trust, and delivery of local projects to protect and improve water quality in a local water body. This fund will enable communities to get more involved in the management of their local water environment, delivering multiple benefits for present and future generations. The fund is administered by the Local Authority Waters Programme on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

What Types Of Project Will Be Considered?

Types of projects considered will include:

  • Capital projects such as restoration/habitat conservation/natural flood mitigation measures.

  • Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, etc.

  • General amenity such as beach clean, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.

How Much Money Is Available in 2019?

Grants awarded will range from up to €5,000; up to €10,000 and up to €25,000.

The fund is capped at €180,000 for 2019.

Where Can I Get More Information And An Application Form?

The Application Form and Guidance Notes in respect of the Community Water Development Fund 2019 are available to download via the link HERE or by contacting the Local Authority Waters Programme at 0761 066230 or

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