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Local Groups Benefit From Community Grant Support

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Writes Ciaran Dineen

A huge number of local community groups have been awarded grant assistance from Cork County Council from this year’s fund. The list of recipients and their corresponding allocations were announced on Monday afternoon at a meeting between Carrigaline Municipal District Councillors and Council Officials.

One of the beneficiaries was Crosshaven GAA

Funding was awarded under three different schemes; Community Contract, Capital Fund and Amenity Fund. Executive Officer, Noelle Desmond, commented on the 2020 grants at the Carrigaline Municipal District Meeting which was held immediately after the community funding discussions. She observed that over €180,000 had been allocated for groups and clubs in the MD area, noting that many of the applications across the locality had been really well put together and as a result the Council looked favourably on the vast majority of the requests for funding.

Responding to the 2020 allocation at the MD was Chairperson for the District, Councillor Seamus McGrath, who thanked the Council executive for granting so many applications, going on to say, “I think many groups will be very satisfied with the outcome. It is worth noting in terms of the last few months with pressures on budgets and so on that this money has been ringfenced and kept for communities. We know communities put it to good use, it’s very important money for volunteers across the county and the municipal district so well done to the Executive for distributing it in as fair a manner as possible.”

One happy recipient of their allocation was the Myrtleville Swimmers, with group member Damian O’Neill saying, “Today we got news that €2,000 had been allocated to Myrtleville Swimmers for the buoys. Thanks to any councillors who supported this. We will now be able to fund the buoys and maintenance for the foreseeable future, without having to ask for donations again.”

Breakdown of figures is as follows

Community Contract

Ballygarvan Community Association: €4,000 Ballinora Tidy Towns: €8,000 Crosshaven Tidy Towns: €2,000 Carrigaline Tidy Towns: €18,000 Ballinhassig Village Association: €9,500 Passage West Tidy Towns: €9,500 Fountainstown Community Association: €2,000 Halfway Tidy Village association: €1,500 Monkstown Tidy Towns: €2,172

Capital Fund:

Ballinhassig GAA: €10,000 Ballygarvan GAA: €13,000 Carrigaline Community Complex: €10,000 Carrigaline United Afc: €10,000 Crosshaven Tennis Club: €13,000 Passage West GAA: €10,000

Amenity Fund:

41st Cork, Passage West Scouts: €2,000 Ballinhassig Village Association: €1,500 Ballygarvan Community Association: €1,500 Big Little Choir Monkstown: €500 Carrigaline Ladies Gaelic Football Club: €1,750 Carrigaline Badminton: €5,500 Carrigaline Mens Shed: €3,000 Carrigaline Musical Society: €1,500 Carrigaline Tidy Towns: €1,900 Crosshaven Community Association: €9,976 Crosshaven GAA: €5,200 Fern Lea Residents: €700 Herons Wood Residents: €1,000 Hibernian afc €1,700 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club: €4,000 Myrtleville Swimmers: €2,000 Passage Soccer Club: €7,000 Passage West GAA Ladies Football Blitz: €1,500 Passage West Maritime Museum: €1,000 Passage West Rowing Club: €2,900 Rebel Wheelers Multi Sports Club: €700 St Mary's Indoor Bowling Club: €1,400 Tracton AC: €1,000 Tracton Arts and Community Centre: €3,100

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