Sunday 24 October 2021
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46 communities in the Kanturk/Mallow Area benefit from Cork County Council Amenity Funding

Cork County Council has this week awarded over €37,500 to 46 community & voluntary groups throughout the new Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area as part of its annual Amenity Grant Scheme.

The grants have been given to a variety of groups including Tidy Towns Committees, Resident Associations, GAA Clubs, Community Councils, Youth Clubs, Development Associations and many sporting organisations.

Welcoming the allocations, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “the commitment of Cork County Council to allocate grants to these deserving communities is indeed a very welcome and positive move. This money will certainly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations in the Mallow area who have worked very hard all year long developing and enhancing their amenities”.

The Amenity Grant Scheme supports community and voluntary groups who wish to build or improve their existing facilities in their respective communities. The scheme can also be used for groups to purchase necessary equipment for their community facilities. Cllr. O’ Shea has continued to raise the importance of allocating funding to communities through the Amenity Grant Scheme since his election to cork County Council.

Some of the communities that will benefit from the 2014 Cork County Council Amenity Grant Scheme are as follows:

  • Ballyclough Communtiy Sport & Development Committee – €1,200
  • Banteer Ard Na Sí Residents Association – €400
  • Banteer Community Childcare – €1,200
  • Banteer Community Defibrillator Group – €1,200
  • Banteer Community Sportsfield – €300
  • Boherbue Community Development Group – €1,200
  • Castlemagner Community Centre – €600
  • Churchtown Bruhenney Residents Association – €300
  • Dromahane Tennis Club – €1,200
  • Freemount Community Development Association €800
  • Freemount GAA Club – €800
  • Glantane Community Council – €900
  • Kanturk AFC – €1,200
  • Kanturk Christmas Lights Committee – €1,400
  • Kanturk Graveyard Committee – €400
  • Kanturk Rugby Club – €600
  • Kanturk Soccer Club – €1,200
  • Kilbraher Graveyard Committee – €2,000
  • Knocknagree Fairfield Committee – €1,200
  • Laharn Community Action Group – €1,200
  • Lombardstown Community Council – €800
  • Lombardstown Tennis Club = €800
  • Mallow Castlepark Residents Association – €400
  • Mallow CYDS at Gooldshill Community Centre – €1,200
  • Mallow Daycare Centre – €1,200
  • Mallow Development Partnership – €700
  • Mallow Eglantine Cresent Residents Association – €200
  • Mallow Gooldshill Residents Association & Community Council – €200
  • Mallow Tidy Towns – €600
  • Mallow United Football Club – €1,200
  • Mallow Bearforest Lower Residents Association – €200
  • Mallow Bells Cross Residents Group – €200
  • Mallow Springwood Residents Group – €200
  • Mallow Townview/Rockbrook Lawn Residents Association – €200
  • Mallow Willow Bank Residents Association – €200
  • Milford Tidy Towns – €600
  • Millstreet Aubane Social Club – €300
  • Milstreet Mens Shed – €1,200
  • Millstreet Tidy Towns Tourism Association – €600
  • Mourneabbey Community Council – €1,200
  • Newmarket Community Development Association – €500
  • Newmarket Pipe Band – €1,200
  • Newmarket Sports & Leisure Association – €800
  • Newmarket Traders Association – €900
  • Newmarket Tidy Towns – €600
  • Rockchapel GAA Club – €2,000

Cllr. O’ Shea added “Even in these difficult economic times, it is heartening that Cork County Council remains in a position to provide financial assistance to support the wide range of amenities throughout the new Kanturk/Mallow area. I have received confirmation in recent days that Cork County Council aims to continue its support to community in voluntary groups during 2015. This is a very welcomed development in order to support our vibrant communities into the future”.

“Community involvement is a key for us all. We need to assist communities in maintaining and developing our facilities and encourage people to get involved in their respective communities. One way of doing this is by supporting our communities financially through our Amenity Grant Scheme” concluded Cllr. O’ Shea.