Cork County Council’s Community Enhancement Programme 2019 Opens for Applications

An allocation of €160,672 is available to Cork County Council’s Local Community Development Committees for 2019. The funding will support a broad range of projects aimed at enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities. All funding will support small scale capital projects and 30% of the total available funding is set aside for projects of €1,000 or less.

Cork County Council shortlisted for KPMG Property Excellence Awards 2018

The Bandon Transport and Public Realm Enhancement Plan (TPREP) has been shortlisted for both the Community Benefit project of the Year category and for the Excellence in Planning Award while the Ballybrack Valley Mangala Pedestrian and Cycle route has also been shortlisted under the Community Benefit Project of the Year at the KPMG Property Excellence Awards 2018. 

Dunmanway Community Garden Shortlisted for European Innovation in Politics Awards

Dunmanway Community Garden is one of nine impactful and diverse Irish projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Europe-wide Innovation in Politics Awards. They are among 80 finalists selected by a European Jury of 1,053 citizens. Organised by the Innovation in Politics Institute based in Vienna, the Innovation in Politics Awards aim to recognise groundbreaking political initiatives across Europe at any level of governance that can act as an inspiration to others. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on 17 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Cork County Council, through their three Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), have awarded a total of €618,516 to Community Groups/Organisations throughout the County.  144 Groups have benefited from grant allocations ranging from €500 to €60,000 for a range of local community initiatives under the Community Enhancement Programme.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community Enhancement Programme supports communities throughout the country by providing capital grants to community groups.

County Mayor, Cllr. Declan Hurley welcomes the announcement of €2,067,659 in Grant funding for Community Involvement Schemes

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Declan Hurley very much welcomes the announcement of €2,067,659 in Grant funding by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Community Involvement Schemes, The Mayor commented

“This is great news for the Communities of County Cork as it will allow the Council to carry out works on 49 schemes to an overall value of €2,432,769 covering total length of 27.88 km of roads.  I am delighted that Cork County Council is being allocated the full amount of grant funding sought.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD visit to West Cork

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley, welcomed Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD to West Cork where he visited a number of locations to have benefited under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The scheme forms part of the Government's Action Plan for Rural Development which focuses on kick-starting economic activity and directly benefits local communities.