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Festival Grants Scheme 2017

festival-grantsWaterford City & County Council will provide funding for festival and event organisers to aid with the development and promotion of events in Waterford City & County during 2017.  This grant scheme aims to promote and support local festivals and to support and assist those events that have an economic, tourism, cultural/artistic or community perspective.

The main purpose of the Festival Grants Scheme is to provide financial assistance to groups and organisations engaged in developing festivals and events at local level.  The emphasis of the scheme is on providing funding for a diverse range of festival and events thus ensuring that the limited financial resources available are used to the maximum benefit of the community at large.

Applicants will be asked to provide details to demonstrate the following:

  • Economic/Artistic/ Community Impact
  • Visitor numbers/participation
  • Organisational expertise
  • Future viability of the event
  • Financial Planning

Application forms are available to download from Waterford City & County Council’s website at or can be obtained from the offices at Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services Desk , Baileys New Street, Waterford, or Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan.

Completed application forms, together with supporting documentation, must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “FESTIVAL GRANT SCHEME 2017”,  CUSTOMER SERVICES DESK, WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL, BAILEYS NEW STREET, WATERFORD” displayed clearly on the envelope no later than Friday , 11th  November  2016 at 4pm.

Lar Power
Director of Economic Development and Planning.

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