This fund provides support for projects which will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city centre with a focus on public spaces, increasing footfall and supporting the local economy.
Potential projects range from greening, environmental improvement projects, atmospheric lighting, murals and/or cultural, artistic attractions and much more.
At the core of the fund is community participation, providing both communities and local businesses to help make Cork City a sustainable city for all, contributing to people’s overall health, happiness and wellbeing
Previous projects supported by the Placemaking fund have been:
Cork City Council recognises the importance of placemaking and is committed to supporting projects that develop or enhance placemaking in the city centre.
While the Council can support projects, placemaking itself is driven by the community and all the projects that have been delivered to date have had the key component of real community involvement and engagement. Through this fund, Cork City Council sees itself placed in a position of being able to assist groups and communities bring ideas to fruition.
We are particularly interested in projects that contribute to the greening of the streets and encourage urban biodiversity in the city centre which may include for example window boxes, hanging baskets, outdoor areas/rooftops with pollinator-friendly or edible plants, creating vertical green walls, food towers or installing bird/bat boxes or insect motels.
The application form can be downloaded by clicking here, or by contacting the following:
Strategic and Economic Development Directorate,
Cork City Council,
For more information, phone 021 4924115 or email email@example.com.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 9th June 2023.