National Community Weekend Funding 2019
May Bank Holiday Weekend, 4th to 6th May, 2019
National Community Event - Get to know your neighbour
Cork City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invited applications from locally based community and voluntary groups, sporting organisations, residents’ associations, arts groups, youth groups, new communities and age friendly groups to hold National Community Weekend Events on May Bank Holiday Weekend, 2019.
Grants (max €1,000) were available for neighbourhood events which can be centred around food, sport, play and games, environment, health and culture, Irish language etc. that encourage people to come together and get to know their neighbour.
The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across Cork City and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area. The success of this initiative lies in having local communities coming together to plan events that will work best for their area. The event is a chance for people to foster a sense of helping each other by coming together, not just on that day, but all year round. It’s the chance for everyone to get know all members of their community, to reconnect with neighbours and have a celebration together that is open, inclusive and local. This celebration belongs to everyone.
Chairperson of Cork City LCDC, Cllr. Fergal Dennehy welcomed the 2019 National Community Weekend Event funding by saying: “I am delighted to welcome National Community Weekend Event Funding for Cork City. The aim of this funding is to motivate and encourage people to come together and get to know their neighbour by hosting a local event on May bank holiday weekend. These events will give a chance to people to get to know all members of their community and will be a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists in Cork City.”