Local community groups are delighted.
Cork City Council has secured funding for two projects as part of the €27 million available nationally from the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme.
The investment is designed to combat dereliction and breathe new life into rural towns and villages.
Cork City Council secured €25,000 to identify current village assets and build a greater sense of community in Killeens. The project will also provide aesthetic improvements to the entrance to the village in terms of signage and landscaping.
In Glanmire, funding of €49,999.50 has been secured for a feasibility study for the establishment of a community enterprise hub.
Both applications were prepared in partnership with local community groups.
“I would like to thank Cork City Council for helping the group to build a case to eventually secure funding. We welcome the €25k award and look forward to working with the City Council in the New Year,” said Joanne Burke from the Killeens Renewal Group.
Lorraine O’Neill also welcomed the announcement of funding, describing it as “a very positive development for Glanmire.”