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Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy 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.

Speaking of the initiative, Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey highlighted how the Cork County Community Development Initiative was an example of the Council’s continuing dedication to local communities, “Through our 3 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.”

Mayor Murphy also reiterated the Council’s commitment to community development undertakings which improve the prosperity of both people and places,

“I know first hand how important community and voluntary groups are.  Not only are they an 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.”

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm Friday, 14th December, 2018. 

Applicants will be notified if successful, in early March with a view to having all projects completed by 30th September, 2019.

You can make an application online at or click the following links for application forms and guidelines:

Community Development Initiative 2018 Terms and Conditions

Community Development Initiative 2018 Application Form

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.

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

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