Economic Incentive Scheme for Vacant Properties in Urban Areas 2021-2022

Economic Incentive Scheme for Vacant Properties in Urban Areas 2021-2022

Waterford City & County Council is offering incentives over a three year period to attract new retail and other businesses within the core retail area of the City Centre, town and village centres of Waterford in order to bring vibrancy and vitality to the city and town centres.

It is indended to ensure that any incoming retail or service use will respect and enhance the multi-facteted character of the area and will allow and encourage a diversity of uses to increase its overall attractiveness for shopping, leisure and business purposes.

There will be a strong presumption in favour of grant-aid for higher order comparison retail outlets including fashion outlets - both multiple and independent stores, 'lifestyle stores', flagship stores, niche and specialist retailers such as home furnishings, beauty products, jewellery and bookshops.

Economic Incentive Scheme rates

For further details, please contact the Economic Development Team. To apply for the scheme, Register Here

  • Waterford City centre: Martin Reidy - mreidy@waterfordcouncil.ie / 051 849661
  • Dungarvan town centre: Bernadette Drohan - bdrohan@waterfordcouncil.ie / 087 2586597
  • All other areas in Waterford: Lisa Grant - lgrant@waterfordcouncil.ie / 087 2124242