Cork County Council has this week awarded over €33,000 to 24 community & voluntary groups throughout the Mallow area as part of its Amenity Grant Scheme 2012.
The grants have been given to a variety of groups including Tidy Towns Committees, Resident Associations, GAA Clubs, Community Councils, Youth Clubs, Development Associations and many sporting organisations.
Welcoming the allocations, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “the commitment of Cork County Council to allocate grants to these deserving communities is indeed a very positive move. This money will certainly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations in the Mallow area who have worked very hard all year long developing and enhancing their amenities”.
The Amenity Grant Scheme supports community and voluntary groups who wish to build or improve their existing facilities in their respective communities. The scheme can also be used for groups to purchase necessary equipment for their community facilities. Cllr. O’ Shea has continued to raise the importance of allocating funding to communities through the Amenity Grant Scheme since his election to cork County Council.
Some of the communities that have benefited from the 2012 Amenity Grant Scheme are as follows:
- Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland €825
- Ballyclough Community Association €1,820
- Buttevant Community Council €2,160
- Ballyclough Bring A Parent Group €930
- Bweeng Celtic Footbal Club €2,345
- Ballyclough Community Centre €530
- Castlpark Residents Association €670
- Clyda Rovers GAA Club €950
- College Wood Residents Association €2,970
- Doneraile Heritage Group €1,145
- Dromahane Development Association €1,750
- Dromahane Tennis Club €300
- Glantane Community Council €2,970
- Gouldshill Community Council €1,470
- Killavullen Amateur Boxing Club €250
- Kilshannig Badminton Club €410
- Le Cheile Mallow Men’s Shed €1,550
- Liscarroll Athletic Club €950
- Lyre Community, Cultural, Sport & Leisure Assocation €2,970
- Mallow Daycare Centre €1,415
- Mallow Tidy Towns €1,380
- Mourneabbey Community Council €1,415
- Parent & Toddler Group – Le Cheile, Mallow €300
- Twopothouse Development Association €1,880
Cllr. O’ Shea added “Even in these difficult economic times, it is heartening that Cork County Council remains in a position to provide financial assistance to support the wide range of amenities throughout the Mallow area. I have also received confirmation in recent days that Cork County Council will be continuing it support to community in voluntary groups in 2013 with a commitment from the County Manager, Mr. Martin O’ Riordan to continue to support these vibrant communities into the future”.
“Community involvement is a key for us all to get through these tough economic times and at a time where we see more and more people who are unfortunately unemployed and subsequently having more time on their hands, we need to maintain and develop our facilities and encourage people to get involved in their respective communities. One way of doing this is by supporting our communities financially through our Amenity Grant Scheme” concluded Cllr. O’ Shea.