A great opportunity for some funding.
Community groups in County Cork are being encouraged to make use of a €750,000 that is being made available to them through the Cork County Community Development Initiative.
Community groups can apply for funding between €1,000 and €25,000 for projects that will improve quality of life for Cork citizens.
Mayor of the County of Cork Gillian Coughlan said: “We know how tough the last 18 months has been for community groups and how difficult in particular it has been for them to fundraise. Many of these groups rose to the challenge during the pandemic and did all they could to help and support the people in their own community.
“Our towns and villages would be very different places without them. I am encouraging community groups right across Cork County to apply to this wonderful initiative so that they can have the best facilities and equipment possible.”
In 2019, 186 local groups and organisations received funding to refurbish community halls, upgrade walkways and purchase equipment through the initial phase of the same project.
James Fogarty, Deputy Chief Executive of Cork County Council 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.”
The closing date for applications is listed as 4pm on Friday, September 17th, and applications can be made here: www.yourcouncil.ie.