Funding of €472,400 is being provided to support a range of community projects in Cork which will benefit people of all ages, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said.
Cllr. O’Shea said: “Fine Gael is working to create stronger safer communities and in Government we are prioritising programmes like the CLÁR Programme to achieve this. My colleague Minister Heather Humphreys today announced in excess of €470k in funding to support 10 community projects in Cork.
“Sports Clubs, Schools and Community Groups are receiving grants of up to €50,000 to develop a wide and diverse range of community facilities in rural areas with successful projects including Outdoor Cinemas, Astro-Turfs, Sensory Gardens, Hurling Walls, Basketball Courts, Walkways, Public Toilets, Community Gyms, Renovations to old Handball Alleys and much more.
“Projects in Cork which will benefit include:
· Freemount Community Development Association – €50,000
· Millstreet Men’s Shed – €38,700
· Banteer Community Sportsfield – €50,000
· Meelin Amenity Projects CLG – €50,000
· Kanturk Community Astroturf CLG – €50,000
· Liscarroll NS – €44,100
Cllr. O’Shea added “Recent census results demonstrate that there are now more people living and working in rural Ireland than ever before, which is extremely positive. As a party, we have always prioritised sustainable rural development to allow people live, work and grow old in their own communities. Last year, Government launched our most ambitious rural development policy in decades, and ‘Our Rural Future’ is already having big impact in communities up and down the country including in Cork.
Announcing €7.4 million for 175 community projects nationwide, Minister Humphreys said: “I want to congratulate all of the successful applicants and I wish them the best of luck in carrying out these works which will make our rural communities even more attractive places to live, work and raise a family. In view of the hugely positive response from communities, I am exploring the possibility of providing further funding for a second tranche of projects under CLAR and I hope to make an announcement on this in the near future.”