Monday 18 October 2021
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O’Shea Welcomes LEADER Funding Allocated to North Cork Communities

O’Shea Welcomes LEADER Funding Allocated to North Cork Communities

Cork North West Fine Gael General Election Candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed funding allocations to three local community organisations from the North Cork Local Action Group (LAG) through its implementing partner IRD Duhallow. The funding is provided as part of the Leader Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.

The successful applicants are:

1) Rockchapel Community Centre – €10,545 – to upgrade two under-used rooms into modern, warm meeting rooms to meet growing demand in the centre. This will involve the removal of an old kitchen area, dry lining, new flooring and the creation of a small coffee dock area as a substitute for the kitchen removal.  

 

2) Kilbrin Community Council – €8,475 – to purchase sound and lighting equipment for use in the community centre hall at fundraising events, concerts, cards, drama rehearsals, etc. The project includes purchase and installation of amplifier, loudspeakers, microphones, mixers, stage lighting,  cables, etc.

 

3) Lee Valley Enterprise Board – €6,441 – to enhance the Christmas lighting in Macroom Town.

Commenting, Cllr. O’Shea said: “I welcome the funding allocated to these successful applicants, each of which is a very worthy project which will benefit their respective communities. LEADER funding is something that has had a considerable and positive impact on our local communities in recent years and is an excellent EU initiative. I look forward to seeing the allocated funding being used in the communities of Rockchapel, Kilbrin and the Lee Valley region over the coming months.”