Cork County Council this week advised communities from right across County Cork who are wishing to undertake development projects in their area in the coming months that they are set to benefit from €500,000 in funding from Cork County Council’s 2010 Community Grant Scheme.
The scheme was established to support community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake infrastructural projects costing over €60,000 which will improve the range and quality to community based facilities such as community halls, sporting facilities and other such public, social & recreational facilities.
Welcoming the announcement, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to allocate €500,000 to these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcment for community groups within the county. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such large infrastructural developments in their respective communities. I have consistently raised the importance of allocating funding to communities through the Community Grant Scheme and other such schemes since my election and assisting communities to further develop their facilities is, and continues to be, one of my top priorities as a public representative in North Cork”.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “I have already seen the fruits of this scheme in many parts of my own Electoral Area of Mallow as many of the recent refurbishments of comunity halls, creation of new sporting facilities and development of new tennis courts is as a direct result of financial assistance from the Community Grant Scheme. I am encouraging any community group who are developing an innovative project in their area to apply for funding under this scheme”.
The closing date for the acceptance of completed application forms for the 2010 Community Grant Scheme is Friday 20th August 2010. Application forms can be obtained by contacting Cork County Council on 021 4276891.