The Local Authority Waters Programme are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2019. Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.00pm.

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.

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.

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.

Application Form and Guidance Notes in respect of the Community Water Development Fund 2019 are available to download at http://www.watersandcommunities.ie or by contacting the Waters and Communities Office at 0761 06 5260 or info@lawaters.ie .