Waterford City & County Council Festival & Event Grants 2021

Waterford City and County Council has allocated €1,287,300 in festival and event funding to aid with the development and promotion of events in Waterford City & County during 2021.   The allocation supports 70 festival and events throughout Waterford City and County with the aim to promote local festivals that have an economic, tourism, cultural/artistic or community benefit for Waterford.

Speaking following the adoption of the Festival Grants for 2021, Cllr Damien Geoghegan stated ‘As Mayor I am delighted that Waterford City & County Council is in a position to support so many events across Waterford in the coming year.  While 2020 has been a challenging year for all and many of our events could not be held, we are hopeful that by showing our continuing support for the many community and voluntary events across the county that these groups will be ready to bring vibrancy back into our communities when restrictions allow.  I would like to express my gratitude to the many voluntary and professional groups that put so much effort into their applications and help make Waterford a great place for our residents and for visitors.’

Name of Festival 2021 Allocation
1848 Tricolour Celebration €4,500
A Slice of Culture €600
Arts Festival  Online Support €5,000
Bealtaine Living Earth Festival €1,500
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival €7,000
Campervan of Sound Music & Arts Festival €1,000
Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair €5,000
Capital of Culture/Music Generation €84,000
Celebration of International Women’s Day €1,500
Comeragh Christmas Craft Fair €1,200
Comeraghs Wild Festival €28,000
Copper Coast Festival 2021 €500
Copper Coast Trad Fest 2021 €2,000
Creative Ireland €15,000
Daonscoil na Mumhan €1,500
Deise Medieval Greenway2021 €2,500
Dungarvan Aglow €20,000
DUNMORE EAST BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2021 €10,000
Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish and Fun €5,000
Dunmore East Walking Weekend €500
Festive Lighting €111,850
Festive Support briefing €5,000
Fun for Life 2021 €500
Giggle of the Galaxy €2,000
Harvest Festival €65,000
Imagine Arts Festival €20,000
International Women’s Day Festival 2021 €1,500
John Dwyer Trad Festival 2021 €3,000
Knockanore Fete €1,000
Lismore Towers and Tales €5,000
ModPoets Fest 21 €1,400
Nire Valley Drop MTB Challenge €1,750
O’Connell Street Festival €9,000
Pride of the Déise €2,050
Ravens Rock Rally €3,000
Robert Boyle Summer School €2,000
Seasonal Annimation in Dungarvan €10,000
Southeast Science Festival €5,000
Spraoi International Street Arts Festival €70,000
Sprog €2,000
St Patricks Day Parade, Waterford City €45,000
St. Patrick’s Day Dungarvan €5,000
St. Patricks Day Portlaw €1,000
Summer in the City 2021 €59,000
Summer on The Mall €15,000
Tallow Tostal Festival €500
The Barony Of Gaultier Rose Festival. €550
THE BOOLEY HOUSE €1,000
The Carbally Art By The Sea Festival. €1,000
THE CELTIC BOX CUP €10,000
The Good Old Days Festival. €1,000
The LIT Young Writers Festival €1,800
Tionól Nicolás Tóibín €2,000
Tramore Christmas Festival €5,000
Tramore St Patricks Day Parade €5,000
Tramore Street Party €4,000
TUNEFEST €5,000
Viking River Festival €3,000
Vitamin Sea Festival €15,000
Waterford Film Festival €500
Waterford Heath and Wellbeing Family Fest €3,000
Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary Awards €5,600
Waterford Viking Marathon €22,000
WATERFORD WALLS FESTIVAL €35,000
Waterford Writers Weekend €34,000
Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing €4,000
West Waterford Festival of Food €50,000
Winterval €429,000
Wyse Park Arts Spectacle scheme €6,000
Yogafest €1,000
€1,287,300

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