Community Water Development Fund 2021

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 9 December 2020

Community Water Development Fund 2021

Grants from €500 to €5,000; up to €10,000 and up to €25,000 to support the delivery of local projects and initiatives to address the major issues of water quality, biodiversity loss and climate change. The fund is administered by the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is available to all community and voluntary groups.

Types of projects considered for funding will include:

· Capital projects such as: wildlife conservation and restoration of habitat; natural flood mitigation measures; fish passage projects; invasive species control, tree planting, rain garden and Nature Based Solutions, etc.

· Awareness raising and information initiatives, such as videos and publications.

· Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, water conservation initiatives, Citizen Science, etc.

Community benefit and amenity such as: beach clean-ups, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.


Applicants are asked to complete the application form online and to contact your local Community Water Officer in advance of applying to the fund.

Application form online:

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday9 February 2021 at 12 noon.