Waters and Communities Award - TidyTowns Competition 2023

Oscailte6 Aib, 2023, 12:00pm - 9 Mei, 2023, 5:00pm

Community groups can play a vital role in the protection and improvement of our natural water environment.
Together, we can protect our waters for future generations to enjoy.

Four Regional Award Winners will receive €1,000 each. Overall winner receives €2,000.
Four Regional Highly Commended Winners will receive €500 each.

This competition is open to community groups who have shown an appreciation
for their water environment and water heritage during 2022

Waters and Communities Special Award Prize Fund 2023

          Four Regional Award Winners                         Four Regional Runner Up Award Winners
         €1,000 each                                                             €500 each

           There will also be an additional prize of €1,000 for the overall winner of the four regions

The Waters and Communities Award is run in conjunction with the SuperValu TidyTowns competition.
See www.tidytowns.ie for Terms & Conditions and more details about the main awards or other special awards

Closing Date: 9th June 5pm 2023

Note: If you are a winner your group must provide details of a Bank/Credit Union account and a tax ID number to the Tidy Towns Unit. Payments are made by Electronic Transfer only.

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Applications online only please.

 You may download a word version of Waters and Communities application form 2023 to view the questions
or to copy and paste from the form to the online portal

Best of luck!
Please email funding@lawaters.ie with any technical issues or queries quoting 'Award' in the subject box. 



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Background to the Waters and Communities Award

The Waters and Communities Special Award was first introduced in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength. We received 38 high quality applications in 2022. The award is to recognise communities who are taking positive steps towards raising awareness and showing appreciation of their local rivers, lakes, streams, canals and coast. The Award is sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland www.fisheriesireland.ie (responsible for the protection, conservation and promotion of Fisheries); Waterways Ireland www.waterwaysireland.org  (responsible for the management of inland navigable waterways) and the Local Authority Waters Programme www.watersandcommunities.ie  (working with communities to get involved in the management of natural waters).