€500,000 Community Water Development Fund is now open for applications

The Local Authority Waters Programme’s (LAWPRO), Open Call for the Community Water Development Fund 2023 is now open for applications from 1st December 2022 to 7th February 2023.

The Fund has been administered by LAWPRO since 2018, on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Since that time, €2m in grant aid has been awarded to 629 grant recipients to fund all types of water related projects, including feasibility studies, surveys and plans, biodiversity signage, water conservation measures, invasive species control, riparian management and planting, training workshops and Citizen Science initiatives.

The 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 area.

Applications will be accepted via an online portal at https://consult.watersandcommunities.ie/en/content/community-water-development-fund-grant-application-form-2023 until the closing date of 7th Feb 2023.

Download the Fund Guidelines here.

An Online Fund Clinic webinar will be hosted by LAWPRO on Friday 13th January 2023 at 11am.

Find out more at Local Authority Waters Programme – Local Authority Water Programme (lawaters.ie)

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