Got a cool idea for your street or neighbourhood?
Cork City Council is inviting businesses and community groups in the city centre to apply for up to €10,000 as part of the City Centre Placemaking Fund 2022.
Greening and urban biodiversity projects, street art, creative seating, atmospheric lighting, and new unique events are just some of the projects which could be supported under the Fund.
In previous years, it’s helped a number of special projects get off the ground, including the first-ever Douglas Street parklet, the Kingfisher mural at Paul Street Car Park and events like La Cocina Publica, a theatre and dining experience evening held in the South Parish in 2019.
This year there’s a particular interest in urban planting and gardening:
“We are particularly interested in projects that contribute to the greening of the streets and encourage urban biodiversity in the city centre which may include, for example, window boxes, hanging baskets, outdoor areas/rooftops with pollinator-friendly or edible plants, creating vertical green walls, food towers or installing bird/bat boxes or insect motels.” said a spokesperson for Cork City Council.
“Projects that can demonstrate what is possible in an urban environment or that educate on this topic are welcomed.”
Groups can apply for up to €10,000 for capital projects, although many projects may cost much less. New events may also be eligible if they are considered unique and contribute significantly towards the fund’s objectives.
Ready to submit an idea? The closing date is Monday, May 30th and an application form can be downloaded from the Cork City Council website.