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€1.5 million Council Funding Allocated to Cork Community Groups – €500,000 Allocated to North Cork Groups Today

€1.5 million Council Funding Allocated to Cork Community Groups – €500,000 Allocated to North Cork Groups Today

Cork County Council is delighted to announce Phase 1 of a €3.5 million fund with €1.5 million set to be distributed to community groups from across the county.

Allocating €500,000 per annum over 7 years, Cork County Council has established the Community Development Initiative to fund local community development projects, with support ranging from €1,000 to €25,000 per project.

Cork County Council received 420 applications which were accessed and 64 from North Cork with a value of €500,000 were approved today by the Council’s North Cork Local Community Development Committee. The projects approved range from the refurbishment of community halls, the upgrading of walkways, equipment purchases such as tables, chairs and mowers, plus many more.

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea congratulated the successful groups saying “I know first hand how important community and voluntary groups are, not only are they an asset to their own communities but there are an asset for Cork. This fund highlights the support of Cork County Council while recognising the tremendous work and commitment given by all involved undertakings which improve the prosperity of both people and places.”

North Cork projects approved are as follows:

Charleville Community Hall, Chapel St., Charleville 12,000.00 Refurbishment of community hall
Charleville Rugby Club 6,000.00 Tarmac car park/lawnmower
Charleville Tidy Towns 20,000.00 Purchase of benches, planters and plants
DBM Community Responder Scheme 6,000.00 Purchase of medical equipment
Aubane Social Club, Millstreet 1,600.00 Refurbish Community Hall
Ballydaly Action 2000 Group, Millstreet 1,300.00 Purchase a lawnmower
Ballydaly Community Hall, Millstreet 9,200.00 Refurbish Community Hall
Ballydesmond GAA 10,000.00 Ball Alley
Banteer Community Sportsfield 5,800.00 Purchase benches, picnic tables and bins
Boherbue Community Development Association 5,000.00 Purchase of garden shed and lawnmower
Buttevant Community Council CLG 10,000.00 Planting
Buttevant Heritage Group 2,200.00 Purchase of mobile display boards for events
Bweeng Community Hall & Grounds Committee 9,500.00 Purchase a lawnmower
Bweeng Trail Blazers 4,000.00 Purchase a shed
Castlemagner Sinsir Club 4,000.00 Purchase of chairs
CDYS Ltd c/o Mallow Youth Centre 15,000.00 Refurbishment of building
Cuan Rithe Tug of War Club, Ballyclough 2,000.00 Purchase of equipment
Cullen Tidy Towns 5,000.00 Refurbishment works in village
Dromina Community Council 8,000.00 Refurbish the outside of the community hall
Glantane Community Council 3,100.00 Place a notice board at community centre
Glenlara GAA, Newmarket 5,000.00 Purchase chairs
Hero’s Powerchair Soccer Club Buttevant 7,900.00 Purchase a power wheelchair and hoist
Kanturk AFC, Kanturk 10,000.00 Purchase a lawnmower
Kanturk Community Council 10,000.00 Purchase equipment for Community Hall
Kiskeam Development Association 10,000.00 Place capping on wall
Laharn Community Action CLG 2,600.00 Refurbish community hall and purchase equipment
Liscarroll Community Council 15,000.00 Refurbish Community Centre
Mallow Arts Collective 1,500.00 Purchase a P.A. system
Mallow Athletic Club 3,000.00 Purchase portable lights
Mallow Tidy Towns 20,000.00 Planting in West End Plaza/Broadview
Mallow Tidy Towns 20,000.00 Repair a wall
Mallow Town Fottball Club 2,500.00 Purchase a lawnmower
Millstreet Pitch and Putt 8,000.00 Purchase equipment
Mourneabbey Community Council 11,800.00 Refurbish stage and lights
Newmarket Community Development Association 10,000.00 Develop a walkway at park
Newmarket CYMS Hall Commitee 15,000.00 Purchase of temporary stage
Rockchapel Comhaltas 3,000.00 Purchase of equipment
Rockchapel Community Centre 2,500.00 Purchase of chairs
Sunday’s Well Commitee, Banteer 5,000.00 Refurbish pathway
Twopothouse Development Association 1,700.00 Replace bell chime

Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey also highlighted how the Community Development Initiative was an example of the Council’s continuing commitment to local community collaboration, “Through our 3 Local Community Development Committees, we are dedicated to improve the range and quality of community based facilities which will assist in providing the very best quality of life offering to our citizens.

Cork County Community Development Initiative offers groups who may not have access to some of our other sources of funding the opportunity to deliver their ambitions for their communities. Some groups in North Cork will be disappointed they didn’t receive funding on this occasion,however, they must continue to build their projects for submission to the next round of funding.

Decisions on recommended allocation of funding for South Cork and West Cork will be made over the next two weeks.