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€1.5 Million In Funding For Cork Community Groups

€1.5 Million In Funding For Cork Community Groups

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea has welcomed the releasing of a €1.5M grant scheme known as the Cork County Community Development Initiative.  

Cork County Council, is association with their Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), are releasing the monies as Phase 1 of a €3.5M fund with €500k from Cork County Council’s own funds being put aside on a yearly basis over seven years from 2016 – 2022.  These monies will be used to fund local community development capital projects to a minimum of €1,000 with a maximum of €25,000.

Cllr. O’ Shea said “Through our three Local Development Committees, we are committed to improving the range and quality of community based facilities which will assist in providing the very best quality of life offering to our citizens.  The Cork County Community Development Initiative in cooperation with the Local Development Companies can be used to enhance facilities in communities or to kick-start, advance or complete their projects.”

Cllr. O’ Shea added “I know firsthand how important grant aid is to our community and voluntary groups.  Not only are these groups a huge asset to their own communities but there are an asset for Cork. This fund will give further recognition for the tremendous work and commitment given by all involved.  I would encourage all groups to get their applications in as soon as possible”.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm Friday, 14th December, 2018.  Applicants will be notified if successful, in early March 2019 with a view to having all projects completed by 30th September, 2019.

Application Forms and guidelines are available to download from Cork County Council website  Completed applications to be returned to the following:

North Cork      –           Senior Executive Officer, North Cork Municipal District Office, Cork County Council, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork.

South Cork      –           Senior Executive Officer, South Cork Municipal District Office, Cork County Council, Floor 5, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.

West Cork       –           Senior Executive Officer, West Cork Municipal District Office, Cork County Council, Kent Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

 Applications can also be made online at

For queries please contact: Local Community Development Unit, Cork County Council on 021- 4285295 or 021-4285230 or email