Cork County Council is particularly proud to support the Tunnel Vision Short Film, created by the Pathways students of National Learning Network and Tunnel Vision students under the guidance of Ger Browne of Blackwater Active Sports Education.
The film is being shown as part of Arts Collective Festival tonight, Thursday 26th at 6 p.m. in the Gate Cinema Mallow. The film is roughly 7 mins and will be shown along with other shorts on the night.
Speaking of the production, Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy highlighted how the Council is especially keen to support schemes such as the Tunnel Vision project, “This is an initiative which carries out fantastic work in promoting community integration through engagement with the environment and has been of great benefit to Mallow and the surrounding North Cork Area since its launch in 2002.”
The film tells the story of the tunnel vision project, which is a partnership project between the Pathway Programme (run by the National Learning Network, Mallow), COPE Mallow, and the Mallow Branch of the Irish Wheelchair association. It was established in 2002 and focuses on environmental and horticultural themed projects, team work, inclusion, integration and disability awareness. The project works with local national schools and communities, offering workshops on planting and willow work, for example. They also run a market stall to sell produce.
This project was made possible through a grant of €2,000 from the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund: an annual scheme which is jointly funded by Cork County Council and the Department of Communications, Climate Action, and Environment.
€67,274 was granted to 46 environmentally themed projects in 2017, from community and school Gardens to single-use plastic reduction and recycling initiatives.
76 applications for funding were received in 2018 with the announcement of successful projects expected in the coming weeks.