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North Cork communities to benefit from €500k to enhance and develop community projects

Cork County Council has today (23rd May 2011) invited community and voluntary groups from across the county to apply for their annual Community Grant Scheme.

The grants will be allocated to a variety of community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake infrastructural projects costing over €60,000 to improve the range and quality of facilities such as community halls, sporting facilities and other such public, social & recreational facilities.

Welcoming the announcement, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to financially support these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcement for community groups within the county. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such large infrastructural developments in their respective communities. I have consistently raised the importance of allocating funding to communities through the Community Grant Scheme and other such schemes since my election and assisting communities to further develop their facilities is, and continues to be, one of my top priorities as a public representative in North Cork”.

Cllr. O’ Shea added “I have already seen the fruits of this scheme in many parts of my own Electoral Area of Mallow as many of the recent refurbishments of community halls, creation of new sporting facilities is as a direct result of financial assistance from the Community Grant Scheme. It is inspiring that Cork County Council remains in a position to provide financial assistance to support such a wide range of communities throughout the county”.

There is a total of €500,000 available under the 2011 Community Grant Scheme with a deadline of June 10th for applications.