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Waterford City & County Council allocates Festival & Event Grants 2020

Waterford City and County Council has allocated €1,286,458 in festival and event funding to aid with the development and promotion of events in Waterford City & County during 2020.

The allocation supports 73 festival and events throughout Waterford City and County with the aim to promote local festivals that have an economic, tourism, cultural/artistic or community perspective.

Mayor John Pratt said “The main purpose of the Festival and Events Grants scheme is to provide financial assistance to groups and organisations engaged in developing festivals and events. The emphasis is on providing funding to assist the various festivals and events to grow and become sustainable and increase the attractions for visitor numbers to Waterford”

Applications were assessed under the following criteria and award amounts are set out below:

  • Economic, artistic, community impact;
  • visitor numbers/participation;
  • organisational expertise;
  • future viability of the event;
  • financial planning and marketing
 Council Events
Harvest Festival99,000
Festive Lighting111,850
Waterford Viking Marathon22,000
Theatre Royal Summer Programme15,000
FestiveTraining Support5,000
St. Patricks Day Festival City50,000
Summer in the City / Art Beat59,000
Waterford Writers34,000
Capital of Culture/Music Generation84,000
O’Connell St Festival9,000
Creative Ireland15,000
Non Council Events 
Raven’s Rock Rally4,000
Dunmore East Festival of Food5,000
West Waterford Festival of Food50,000
Comeraghs Wild Festival28,000
Camphire International Horse Trials5,000
Ardmore Pattern Festival7,000
Robert Boyle Summer School2,000
The Celtic Cup10,000
Waterford Walls13,000
Dunmore East Blue Grass Festival10,000
Co. Waterford Fleadh Ceoil2,000
Dungarvan Aglow20,700
Waterford Bridge Congress500
Waterford Country Fair1,500
Southeast Science Festival5,000
Enchanted Garden Winter Light Festival500
Taste Tramore Events16,200
Deise Medieval Greenway 20202,500
Ireland Newfoundland Festival1,008
Pride of the Dese2,000
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival7,000
Gealach Gorm Singer Songwriter Festival1,000
Waterford Festival of Architecture2,000
Waterford Film Festival500
West Waterford Drama Festival2,800
Tionol Nioclais Toibin1,500
Well Festival4,000
John Dwyer Trad Weekend3,000
DaonScoil Na Mumhan1,000
Lismore Tower and Tales5,000
Mod Poets Festival1,400
The Booley House1,000
Piano Day2,800
Blueway Poetry Festival800
Community Awards5,600
St. Patrick’s Day Dungarvan5,000
St. Patricks Day Tramore5,000
Bealtine Bio Diversity1,500
Clashmore Strings and Things750
Woodstown August Fair500
Donal O Connor Memorial Cycle700
Nire Valley Drop1,750
St. Patricks Day Portlaw1,000
Copper Coast Festival500
Fun for Life500
Good old Days600
Barony of Gaultier Rose Festival550
1848 Tricolour Celebration4,500
Dunmore East Walking Weekend500
Kilmacthomas Greenway Christmas700
International Womens Day1000
Sliabh gCua Liverpool connection700
Dunmore East Heritage & History300
Positive Ageing700
Dungarvan Flower Club500
Waterford Women’s Centre History Festval950
KGK Knockanore600
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