Waterford Council announces €1.3 million funding for festivals in 2019

Waterford Council announces €1.2 million funding for festivals in 2019

Waterford Council announces €1.2 million funding for festivals in 2019

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 2019.

The allocation supports 63 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 Declan Doocey 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: Economic, artistic, community impact; visitor numbers/participation; organisational expertise; future viability of the event; financial planning and marketing.

Council Events Funded (€):

Harvest Festival 100,000
Winterval 430,000
Festive Lighting 111,850
Waterford Viking Marathon 28,000
Summer in the City / Art Beat 59,000
Waterford Writers 29,000
St. Patrick’s Day Festival City 49,000
Capital of Culture/Music Generation 84,000
Theatre Royal Summer Programme 15,000
Festive Support briefing 5,008
O'Connell St Festival 9,000
Creative Ireland 15,000

Non Council Events
Raven's Rock Rally 4,000
Tramore Promenade 16,200
Dunmore East Festival of food 5,000
West Waterford Festival of Food 50,000
Comeraghs Wild Festival 28,000
Waterford Garden Festival 2,000
Camphire International Horse Trials 5,000
Ardmore Pattern Festival 7,000
Robert Boyle Summer School 2,000
The Celtic Cup 10,000
Waterford Walls 12,000
Dunmore East Blue Grass Festival 10,000
Co. Waterford Fleadh Ceoil 2,000
Dungarvan Aglow 20,750
Waterford Country Fair 1,500

Southeast Science Festival 5,000
European Weightlifting Confederation 5,000
Spraoi 70,000
Immrama Festival of Travel Writing 8,000
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 5,000
Gealach Gorm Singer-Songwriter Festival 500
Imagine 23,500
Waterford Festival of Architecture 2,000
Waterford Film Festival 500
West Waterford Drama Festival 2,800
Tionol Nioclais Toibin 1,500
Well Festival 4,000
Spróg 2,000
John Dwyer Trad Weekend 3,000
DaonScoil Na Mumhan 1,000
Lismore Tower and Tales 3,000
Art on the Railings 3,000
Mod Poets Festival 1,000
The Booley House 1,000
Community Awards 5,600
St. Patrick's Day Dungarvan 5,000
St. Patrick’s Day Tramore 5,000
Bealtine Bio Diversity 1,600
Donal O Connor Memorial Cycle 1,000
Nire Valley Drop 1,750
St. Patricks Day Portlaw 1,000
Copper Coast Festival 500
Fun for Life 500
Good old Days 600
Barony of Gaultier Rose Festival 550
1848 Tricolour Celebration 6,500
Golden Years 1,000
Dunmore East Walking Weekend 600
International Womens Day 1000
Sliabh gCua Liverpool connection 750
Dunmore East Heritage & History 400
Nimmo Sea Shanty 1,000

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