Grants available for communities to deliver positive actions for water quality, protection and awareness

The LAWPRO Community Water Development Fund 2024 is now open for applications

Your local community or voluntary group can now apply for a Community Water Development Fund (CWDF) grant to deliver a project in 2024. This Fund helps local communities deliver projects and initiatives that enhance your local water environment, delivering multiple benefits for water quality, biodiversity and climate action. The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) administers the Fund on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. There will be €520,000 available in grants under the 2024 Call.

The Fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to help in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment. Grants awarded will range from €1,000 to €25,000.

Interested community and voluntary groups can download the Guidelines and complete the grant application form online at

An information video is available which explains all about the Fund and use of the online portal – see here Local Authority Waters Programme (


For support with your application contact your local Community Water Officer Communities Team – Local Authority Water Programme (

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 6th Dec 2023.

If you experience any technical difficulties on the website, please email


Minister Malcom Noonan, TD at the official launch of the Community Water Development Fund 2024 on behalf of the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO). The Minister is pictured with Margaret Keegan, Regional Coordinator, LAWPRO along with LAWPRO staff, local Stoneybatter residents and representatives from Bí Urban social enterprise.

Closing Date:
December 6, 2023

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