Cork City Council has launched a new Placemaking Fund in order to rejuvenate the city centre. It is hoped that the new initiative will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city and increase footfall in order to support the local economy.
Some of the things that will be supported under the new fund include: Street art, greening projects, parklets, creative seating, atmospheric lighting and new unique events.
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 considered unique and contribute significantly towards the fund’s objectives.
Welcoming the fund, Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn commented: ‘Our city centre continues to evolve with lots of new developments underway. As part of its city centre strategy, Cork City Council has been actively encouraging groups at a street or neighbourhood level to work collectively to enhance their area. We have several examples of this and we believe this is another tool to help support that process.’