Cork County Council is delighted to announce Phase 1 of a €3.5 million fund with €1.5 million set to be distributed to community groups from across the county.
Allocating €500,000 per annum over 7 years, Cork County Council has established the Community Development Initiative to fund local community development projects, with support ranging from €1,000 to €25,000 per project.
Cork County Council received 420 applications which were accessed and 64 from North Cork with a value of €500,000 were approved today by the Council’s North Cork Local Community Development Committee. The projects approved range from the refurbishment of community halls, the upgrading of walkways, equipment purchases such as tables, chairs and mowers, plus many more.
North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea congratulated the successful groups saying “I know first hand how important community and voluntary groups are, not only are they an asset to their own communities but there are an asset for Cork. This fund highlights the support of Cork County Council while recognising the tremendous work and commitment given by all involved undertakings which improve the prosperity of both people and places.”
North Cork projects approved are as follows:
|Charleville Community Hall, Chapel St., Charleville||€12,000.00||Refurbishment of community hall|
|Charleville Rugby Club||€6,000.00||Tarmac car park/lawnmower|
|Charleville Tidy Towns||€20,000.00||Purchase of benches, planters and plants|
|DBM Community Responder Scheme||€6,000.00||Purchase of medical equipment|
|Aubane Social Club, Millstreet||€1,600.00||Refurbish Community Hall|
|Ballydaly Action 2000 Group, Millstreet||€1,300.00||Purchase a lawnmower|
|Ballydaly Community Hall, Millstreet||€9,200.00||Refurbish Community Hall|
|Ballydesmond GAA||€10,000.00||Ball Alley|
|Banteer Community Sportsfield||€5,800.00||Purchase benches, picnic tables and bins|
|Boherbue Community Development Association||€5,000.00||Purchase of garden shed and lawnmower|
|Buttevant Community Council CLG||€10,000.00||Planting|
|Buttevant Heritage Group||€2,200.00||Purchase of mobile display boards for events|
|Bweeng Community Hall & Grounds Committee||€9,500.00||Purchase a lawnmower|
|Bweeng Trail Blazers||€4,000.00||Purchase a shed|
|Castlemagner Sinsir Club||€4,000.00||Purchase of chairs|
|CDYS Ltd c/o Mallow Youth Centre||€15,000.00||Refurbishment of building|
|Cuan Rithe Tug of War Club, Ballyclough||€2,000.00||Purchase of equipment|
|Cullen Tidy Towns||€5,000.00||Refurbishment works in village|
|Dromina Community Council||€8,000.00||Refurbish the outside of the community hall|
|Glantane Community Council||€3,100.00||Place a notice board at community centre|
|Glenlara GAA, Newmarket||€5,000.00||Purchase chairs|
|Hero’s Powerchair Soccer Club Buttevant||€7,900.00||Purchase a power wheelchair and hoist|
|Kanturk AFC, Kanturk||€10,000.00||Purchase a lawnmower|
|Kanturk Community Council||€10,000.00||Purchase equipment for Community Hall|
|Kiskeam Development Association||€10,000.00||Place capping on wall|
|Laharn Community Action CLG||€2,600.00||Refurbish community hall and purchase equipment|
|Liscarroll Community Council||€15,000.00||Refurbish Community Centre|
|Mallow Arts Collective||€1,500.00||Purchase a P.A. system|
|Mallow Athletic Club||€3,000.00||Purchase portable lights|
|Mallow Tidy Towns||€20,000.00||Planting in West End Plaza/Broadview|
|Mallow Tidy Towns||€20,000.00||Repair a wall|
|Mallow Town Fottball Club||€2,500.00||Purchase a lawnmower|
|Millstreet Pitch and Putt||€8,000.00||Purchase equipment|
|Mourneabbey Community Council||€11,800.00||Refurbish stage and lights|
|Newmarket Community Development Association||€10,000.00||Develop a walkway at park|
|Newmarket CYMS Hall Commitee||€15,000.00||Purchase of temporary stage|
|Rockchapel Comhaltas||€3,000.00||Purchase of equipment|
|Rockchapel Community Centre||€2,500.00||Purchase of chairs|
|Sunday’s Well Commitee, Banteer||€5,000.00||Refurbish pathway|
|Twopothouse Development Association||€1,700.00||Replace bell chime|
Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey also highlighted how the Community Development Initiative was an example of the Council’s continuing commitment to local community collaboration, “Through our 3 Local Community Development Committees, we are dedicated to improve the range and quality of community based facilities which will assist in providing the very best quality of life offering to our citizens.
Cork County Community Development Initiative offers groups who may not have access to some of our other sources of funding the opportunity to deliver their ambitions for their communities. Some groups in North Cork will be disappointed they didn’t receive funding on this occasion,however, they must continue to build their projects for submission to the next round of funding.
Decisions on recommended allocation of funding for South Cork and West Cork will be made over the next two weeks.