More than €27,000 in LEADER funding has been allocated to Knocknagree Community Group by the North Cork Local Action Group (LAG) through its implementing partner IRD Duhallow for a feasibility study to produce a development plan for Knocknagree village.
North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea confirmed this week that the Knocknagree Community Development Plan has been allocated €27,673.12 through LEADER funding Scheme.
Welcoming the funding allocation, Cllr. O’Shea commented: “This is positive new for the village of Knocknagree. The benefits of producing a strategic and forward-thinking development plan are numerous and we have seen similar plans being carried out in communities across North Cork. Putting a vision together for the future is vitally important for rural areas like Knocknagree, so I welcome the funding announcement and look forward to the publication of the development plan.”
The North Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), a committee of Cork County Council is the new LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) for North Cork. The group is managing the allocation of €5.1 million in LEADER funding across North Cork for the period 2016-2020.
The programme is being rolled out by a consortium of the North Cork LAG and the three local development companies operating in the North Cork Council division, namely Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG, Ballyhoura Development CLG and IRD Duhallow CLG.
The LEADER Programme supports local and community projects across a diverse range of themes including; Rural tourism, enterprise development, rural towns, access to broadband, basic services targeted at hard-to-reach communities, rural youth, protection and sustainable use of water resources, protection and improvement of local biodiversity, and development of renewable energy.
More detailed information is available at http://leadernorthcork.com/
The programme is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.