Cork County Council’s Local Community Development Committees (LCDC’s) for North, South and West Cork have this week announced their combined list of projects from across the county to be awarded funding from the Community Enhancement Programme 2020. The total county wide allocation available through this scheme, funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development, is €292,014.
Mayor of the County of Cork of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley welcomed the announcement of the successful projects saying:
“The Community Enhancement Programme is an important annual scheme available to local communities. It aims to support communities to carry out minor improvements to buildings or renovate the community centres and in developing the local amenities. It can also help fund the purchase of equipment or improvements to town parks, common areas and often supports energy-saving projects, which are becoming more and more important.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, commented
“109 applications of the 132 received, were successful under this Scheme for 2020 with an additional 10 projects, redirected and funded under our other Cork County Council grant schemes, to the value of €12,090. This financial support is available to support communities to build on their local assets to make our County towns and villages as attractive as they can be, for both residents and visitors alike.”
In the North Cork Local Community Development Committee Area, 33 projects were awarded funding from the Community Enhancement Programme. One such project was a €8,200 grant to Mourneabbey Community Council to install lighting on their newly extended walkway which will be a great asset to the community and will promote all year-round health benefits.
In South Cork LCDC 46 projects successfully applied for Community Enhancement funding to a value of €122,780 with €9,700 awarded to Courtbrack Community Association for the installation of kitchen facilities and purchase of stackable chairs for their Community Hall.
A further 30 projects in West Cork received a share of the €90,293 in the West Cork LCDC area with Molaga Tidy Towns awarded €3,850 towards purchase of a ride on lawnmower while Bike Friendly Bandon is awarded €4,196 towards erection of bike stands clustered around local amenities plus repair kits for community led maintenance workshops.
Details of all the successful applicants for funding can be found by visiting www.corkcoco.ie