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Community Area Maintenance Grants Scheme

The range of items to be funded or part-funded shall have a Litter Prevention or Litter Reduction Focus.  These may include:

a)      Purchase of items such as brushes, compost bins, litter pickers, rakes, shovels etc. to be used for litter clean-ups.

b)     Purchase of lawnmowers, strimmers, compost bins, flower boxes, plants, shrubs, street furniture etc. to be used in the clean-up and improvement of public green areas.

c)   Communications, photocopying and publicity costs associated with litter clean-ups

d)  Prizes for children involved in litter clean-ups.

e) Miscellaneous costs and items incurred in the area of Litter Education,Litter Prevention and Litter Reduction 


  1. Applications shall be accepted from Community Associations and Resident Associations within Cork City Council’s administrative area.  Proposal from individuals shall not qualify.
  2. Applications shall only be accepted on the official application form.
  3. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms shall be 5 p.m. on Friday 22nd April, 2011.
  4. The maintenance work to be undertaken shall be of benefit to the community.
  5. Equipment purchased shall be used for clean-ups or enhancement of public areas.
  6. Applicants shall be informed of the amount of grant available following receipt of completed application form.
  7. Any grant awarded shall be taken up within three months of the date of notification. 
  8. Successful applicants shall submit invoices and receipts for the expenditure incurred to the Environment Section, following completion of the work or by 31st October, 2011, at the latest.  Applicants shall then be reimbursed by Cork City Council.
  9. Applicants shall be responsible for maintenance and/or insurance for any equipment purchased under the scheme.
  10. Grants will not be provided for labour costs either by individual resisdents or by contractors on their behalf involved in maintenance work. e.g. grasscutting, pruning, etc.,painting of buildings or kerbs, provision of chemicals, provision of insurance cover, provision of litter bins or dog faeces bins, removal of graffiti ,repairs to walls, etc.

    Application Form for Community Area Maintenance Grant Scheme 2011

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