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Cork City Local Community Development Committee launches 2017 Communities Facilities Scheme.


Cork City Local Community Development Committee on behalf of Cork City Council wishes to invite applications for the 2017 Communities Facilities Scheme. The Communities Facilities Scheme will fund projects that seek to enhance communities, address disadvantage and improve social cohesion at a local level and that are in keeping with the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for Cork City.

Funding will relate to capital projects only and is intended to help grassroots community projects get underway or take the next step towards completion. The maximum grant available for any project is €1,000.00.

The following will be considered eligible for the scheme: 

  • Locally based community and voluntary groups
  • Projects with a clearly defined community and social cohesion focus;
  • Not-for-profit organisations;
  • Eligible facilities will include community centres, youth clubs, sports/recreation facilities, other not-for-profit organisations facilities.

The Scheme is being administered by Cork City Local Community Development Committees under the remit of Cork City Council on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.

Chairperson of the Cork City LCDC Cllr. Fergal Dennehy welcomed the 2017 Community Facilities Scheme by saying:

I am delighted to welcome the Communities Facilities Scheme for Cork City.  This scheme is aimed at grassroots projects who often find it challenging to access small amounts of funding for capital initiatives. This Scheme will provide much needed additional funding  and will also support and enhance the community & voluntary sector in Cork City”.

Further details in relation to the Communities Facilities Scheme including application forms for funding can be found at  Communities Facilities Scheme

You can view Local Economic and Community Plan here

Closing date for receipt of applications is the 30th of June 2017.

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