Community Water Development funding available

Community Water Development funding available


Community groups and environmental organisations across County Clare are being invited to submit applications for funding under the Community Water Development Fund 2018.

The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office says the Fund will support community and voluntary groups in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.

The types of projects considered will include:

– Capital projects such as restoration/habitat conservation/natural flood mitigation measures.

– Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, etc.

– General amenity such as beach clean, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.

Grants awarded will range from up to €5,000; up to €10,000 and up to €25,000. The fund is capped at €180,000 for 2018.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 28 May at 7.00pm. For further details and how to apply go visit

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.