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Community Fund Scheme Allocations Agreed for Bandon - Kinsale Municipal District

Cork County Council’s Bandon - Kinsale Municipal District has agreed Community Fund Scheme allocations for 2021, which will see €153,182 invested into community groups and projects across the Community Contract, Capital Fund and Amenity Fund streams.

€45,782 was awarded through the Community Contract Scheme to 13 Tidy Towns groups operating in the Bandon - Kinsale Municipal District to fund ongoing maintenance works and minor projects. €75,000 has been allocated through the Capital Grants Scheme, to support 9 large projects in community buildings and sports facilities in Bandon, Kinsale and Castlelack.

€27,976 has been allocated across 15 community groups, business and development associations through the Amenity Grant Scheme which will support enhancing local amenities and facilitating events in the townlands.

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley praised the fund saying, “Over the past year, the communities in the Bandon – Kinsale Municipal District displayed creativity, innovation and dedication in rising to the challenges they faced. It’s a testament to the incredible community spirit in the region. I have no doubt that these towns and villages will move from strength to strength thanks to their incredible community groups and organisations that Cork County Council are proud to support through the Community Fund Allocations.”

Cllr Kevin Murphy, Chair of Bandon Kinsale Municipal District welcomed the allocations,

“Community groups have experienced a particularly challenging year, their contribution in the response to Covid 19 has been immensely valuable, however many of the traditional avenues for fundraising have been closed to them. As a result, Cork County Council’s investment through Community Fund Scheme is vitally important for many groups and the communities they work within.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey acknowledged the importance of the scheme highlighting how, “Cork County Council’s Community Fund Scheme allows us to work alongside the communities we serve and provide targeted support to achieve this goal and bring lasting benefits throughout our Municipal Districts.”

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