Current Grant Applications


Community Monuments Scheme

The Community Monuments Scheme is now open for applications. The scheme is available for monuments in private ownership or community groups who want to commission a conservation plan, carry out conservation works or install heritage interpretation at  archaeological  sites and monuments.

Applications  must be sent to Waterford City and County Council by April 12th 2021 to bguest@waterfordcouncil.ie


To Let - Opportunity for combined retail and residential on Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Waterford City & County Council invite submissions of Expressions of Interest for a commercial partner to work jointly on the development of an exemplar ‘living above the shop’ project at 9 Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

The property includes ground floor commercial space of 306m2 and a first floor two bed apartment of 80m2. The ground floor commercial unit may be eligible under the Economic Incentive Scheme for a grant to cover the cost of commercial rates for a period of up to three years.

Waterford City & County Council are interested in bringing a commercial partner on board prior to works commencing to tailor works to meet the tenant’s requirements. A lease for a minimum of 4 years and 9 months will be available.

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed Expression of Interest outlining their interest in the property including details of proposals for the commercial ground floor unit.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 28th May 2021.


Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2021

Waterford City & County Council now seeks expressions of interest from towns and villages for funding of suitable projects under this initiative.  Expression of Interest forms and details of the Scheme outline can be obtained by emailing townvillagerenewal@waterfordcouncil.ie and completed Expression of Interest forms are to be returned before 5.00pm Friday 23rd April 2021.


Shop Front Improvement Scheme 2021

Applications are now invited from business in Waterford City centre and Dungarvan town centre for a grant to support to improvements in the presentation of their shop or business front.  The objective of the scheme is to enhance the appearance of retail and commercial premises in Waterford City centre and Dungarvan town centre by encouraging and supporting owners of local retail and commercial premises to improve their individual shop/ business fronts .

The scheme provides for up to 50% of the cost of shop front refurbishment, depending on the work proposed with a maximum allowable contribution of €2,000 per applicant depending on the nature of the work.

In addition to the above grant aid, specific grants will be available in Dungarvan town centre to promote the use of Irish language signage. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 30th April 2021.

For more queries on the scheme, see contact persons below.

 Documentation

Scéim Feabhsúcháin na nÉadan Siopaí 2021

Tá iarratais á lorg anois ó ghnóthaí i lár Chathair Phort Láirge agus i lár Bhaile Dhún Garbhán do dheontas chun tacú le feabhsúcháin i gcur i láthair a gcuid siopaí nó éadain a ngnó.

Is é cuspóir na scéime ná cur leis an gcuma ar áitribh mhiondíola agus áitribh tráchtála i Lár Chathair Phort Láirge agus i Lár Bhaile Dhún Garbhán trí spreagadh agus tacaíocht a thabhairt d'úinéirí na n-áitreabh áitiúil miondíola agus tráchtála chun a n-éadain siopaí /gnó aonair a fheabhsú.

Deineann an scéim soláthar maidir le suas le 50% den chostas a bhaineann le héadan siopa a athfheistiú, de réir na hoibre a bheartaítear mar aon le huas-ranníocaíocht €2,000 is inlamhála in aghaidh an iarratasóra ach é sin a bheith de réir chineál na hoibre.

Chomh maith leis an gcúnamh deontais atá luaite thuas, beidh deontais shonracha ar fáil i Lár Bhaile Dhún Garbhán chun úsáid na comharthaíochta i nGaeilge a chur chun cinn.

Is é an dáta deiridh a nglacfar le hiarratais ná an Aoine, 30 Aibreán 2021.

Chun a thuilleadh eolais ar an scéim a fháil, déan teagmháil leis na daoine thíos.


Economic Incentive Scheme for Vacant Properties in Urban Areas 2021-2022

Waterford City & County Council is offering incentives over a three year period to attract new retail and other businesses within the core retail area of the City Centre, towns and village centre of Waterford in order to bring vibrancy and vitality to the city and town centres.

It is intended to ensure that any incoming retail or service use will respect and enhance the multifaceted character of the area and will allow and encourage a diversity of uses to increase its overall attractiveness for shopping, leisure and business purposes.

There will be a strong presumption in favour of grant-aid for higher order comparison retail outlets including fashion outlets – both multiple and independent stores, ‘lifestyle stores’, flagship stores, niche and specialist retailers such as home furnishings, beauty products, jewellery and bookshops.

Level of Support available under the Economic Incentive Scheme

For more details on the scheme, please read the scheme guidelines or contact one of the Economic Development Team. To apply for the scheme, register here.

Waterford City Centre
Maureen Fitzsimons - mfitzsimons@waterfordcouncil.ie, 087 7649173

Dungarvan town centre
Bernadette Drohan - bdrohan@waterfordcouncil.ie, 087 2586597

All other areas in Waterford
Lisa Grant - lgrant@waterfordcouncil.ie, 087 2124242

Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents

On 01 October 2020, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation published its Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents. This voluntary code, which is to apply until 31 July 2021 seeks to give guidance to landlords and tenants where commercial tenancies have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Code does not apply to all tenancies and specifically states that where tenants are in a position to pay rent in full, they should continue to do so.


Local Improvement Scheme Application Form 2020-2021

  • Application Form