Cork County Council has this week awarded over €100,000 to 92 community & voluntary groups in North Cork under the Amenity Grant Scheme 2010.
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, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “the commitment of Cork County Council to allocate grants to these deserving communities is indeed a very positive move. This money will certainly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations in North Cork 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 in 2009.
Some of the communities that have benefited from the 2010 Amenity Grant Scheme are as follows:
- Anchor Treatment Centre – €750
- Banteer Community Sportsfield – €1,000
- Ballyclough Community Centre – €1,500
- Ballyclough GAA Club – €1,300
- Ballyclough Juvenile GAA Club – €750
- Buttevant Heritage Group – €500
- Castletownroche Community Council – €1,900
- Churchtown Development Association – €1,000
- Clyda Rovers GAA Club – €1,000
- Crystal Springs Residents Association – €900
- Glen Theatre Banteer – €750
- Killavullen Juvenile GAA Club – €800
- Kilshannig Community Association – €1,400
- Kilshannig GAA Club – €1,700
- Laharn Community Action LTD – €1,500
- Liscaroll Community Council – €200
- Liscarroll Handball Club – €1,350
- Lyre Community Culture & Leisure Association – €1,850
- Mallow Day Care Centre – €500
- Mallow Community Organic Growers – €1,850
- Mallow Rugby & Football Club – €1,800
- Mallow GAA Club – €900
- Mallow Swans Swimming Club – €1,200
- Monanimy Cemetary – €200
- Mourneabbey Community Council – €1,000
- Liscarroll Parents Association – €1,000
- Shanballymore Community Development Association – €1,000
- Shanballymore GAA Club – €1,700
- Sinsir Group Castlemagner – €750
- Southside Community Hall – €1,800
- Templeroan Restoration Group – €600
- Willowbank Residents Association – €1,000
Cllr. O’ Shea added “Even in these difficult times, it is heartening that Cork County Council is in a position to provide financial assistance to support the wide range of amenities throughout North Cork. I will be urging Cork County Council to look ahead to 2011 with a positive view that community involvement is a key for us all to get through these tough economic times. At a time where we see more and more people who are unfortunately unemployed and subsequently having more time on their hands, we need to maintain and develop our amenities and facilities and encourage people to get involved in their respective communities. The only way of doing this is by supporting financially our Community & Amenity Grant Schemes accordingly” said Cllr. O’ Shea.