Grants scheme of €30,000 open for Water Heritage Day 2024

Water Heritage Day is on Sunday, 25th August.

Community groups are being encouraged to apply under the ‘Water Heritage Day Grants Scheme 2024’ to celebrate Water Heritage Day on Sunday, 25th  August.

LAWPRO – the Local Authority Waters Programme – is a national shared service working on behalf of the 31 local authorities in Ireland coordinating efforts to achieve good water quality across the country. Working in partnership with the Heritage Council, it is inviting community groups to host an event during National Heritage Week (17th-25th August).

Speaking about the €30,000 grants scheme available to communities, Anthony Coleman, Director of Services at LAWPRO said: “We are delighted to once again invite community groups to organise a water related event for Heritage Week. The theme of Heritage Week 2024 is ‘Connections, Routes & Networks’ and our rivers play a big part in the connectivity of our island. In historic times they were networks for movement, trading and exploration.

“Water Heritage Day gives communities a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our heritage through water whether it be hosting a river safari, a talk at the riverside or launching a booklet on a local waterway there are ample ways to get involved.”

 By submitting an event on the Heritage Week website and receiving a LAWPRO grant, you could also be in with a chance to win a Water Heritage Award in 2024.

You are asked to consult with your local Community Water Officer in advance of making an application (details at To run a Heritage Week event you are encouraged to register your event on their website:

The deadline for making an application is Tuesday, 16th  July.