Community & Sport

RAPID National Capital Grants Programme 2017

On 2nd November 2017, the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced the launch of the recast RAPID Programme with an allocation of €2m in Capital funding for disadvantaged urban areas. The grants programme will run initially from October 2017 to December 2017 and is focused on supporting projects that would improve the quality of life for residents in disadvantaged urban areas, providing tangible supports.

Applications are now being invited for funding under this programme.  Documentation is available below.


  • RAPID - Application Form 2017 (PDF)
  • RAPID - Application Form 2017 (WORD)
  • RAPID - Application Guidelines 2017
  • Waterford City & County Council's RAPID Cover Letter 2017
  • RAPID - Foirm Iarratais 2017 (Gaeilge) (PDF)
  • RAPID - Foirm Iarratais 2017 (Gaeilge) (WORD)
  • RAPID - Treoirlínte 2017

  • Roundabout Sponsorship Scheme 2017 (Kilmeaden Village)

    Waterford City & County has implemented a scheme for the sponsorship of roundabouts around the city and county, to engage with businesses and organisations who wish to enhance the city and county’s built environment, while benefiting from advertising opportunities. The Council is now seeking sponsors for the advertisement and maintenance of the Kilmeaden Village Roundabout.

  • Application Form & Tender Document
  • Newspaper Advert
  • Any communications in connection with the Tender or requests for clarification should be addressed to: Aideen Jacob, A/Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council. E-mail:

    The latest date for receipt of communications in connection with the tender is 16th June 2017.

    Communities Facilities Scheme 2017

    The Communities Facilities Scheme is targeted at disadvantaged urban and rural areas, but not exclusively so. It will fund projects that seek to enhance communities, address disadvantage and improve social cohesion at a local level. This scheme offers community groups access to capital funding in order to kickstart, advance or complete their projects. The scheme seeks to address some of the difficulties local community groups face in terms of accessing small scale levels of funding to match their own fundraising efforts. The scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of €1,000 per project.

  • Advert
  • Application Form
  • Guidelines
  • Foirm Iarratais
  • Treoirlínte
  • All applicants must complete the application form below. Alternatively you can collect an application form at Waterford City & County Council Customer Service points at Bailey’s New Street or at the Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan. Once completed please submit your application by post to: Colette O’Brien, Communities Facilities Scheme 2017, Waterford City & County Council, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

    National Bike Week 2017

    Waterford City and County Council is currently inviting applications from community groups for funding to assist with the organisation of a cycling themed event during Bike Week 2017, which will take place from 10th to18th June. The objective of Bike Week is to celebrate cycling in all its forms and to get more people participating in cycling both for transport and recreation.

  • Press Release
  • Application Form [WORD]
  • Application Form [PDF]
  • The type of groups which may apply are community groups, voluntary organisations, schools, sports clubs, active retirement groups, community childcare service providers, work places or any group that wishes to organise a bike related event on a ‘not for profit basis’ during Bike Week 2017. For further information e-mail Johnny Brunnock on or lo-cost call 0761 10 2496.