Cork County Council is continuing its annual commitment to support local communities with the announcement that the Community Fund Scheme 2020 is now open for applications. Each year, Cork County Council’s Community Fund Scheme contributes financial support to hundreds of community and voluntary organisations around the County.
The scheme is administered by the Council’s eight Municipal Districts and is now open to applicants who can apply for financial assistance under three distinctive fund types; Capital Fund, Community Contract and Amenity Fund. In recent years, the fund has supported a diverse range of projects and community initiatives, including infrastructure, sports and leisure facilities and tidy towns.
Commenting on the opening of the fund, Mayor of the County of the Cork, Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan said
“Cork communities are remarkably proactive and have great pride in the places in which they reside. I am consistently surprised and impressed at the sheer number of projects, festivals and events that are driven by community groups across the county. I would strongly encourage all community groups to avail of the support and funding available to them from Cork County Council through the Community Fund Scheme this year.”
Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council commented
“In 2020 we are making over €1.8million available to Communities through our General Municipal Allocation. The Community Fund Scheme is an opportunity for the many outstanding community and voluntary groups across the County to apply to their Municipal District for a portion of this. This is the 6th year that this particular scheme has been running and it has delivered and enhanced a host of beneficial projects across Cork County over this time. We are committed to supporting our communities in their efforts to continually enhance and improve the quality of life within our towns and villages.”
Applications will close at 4pm, Friday 14th February.