City Centre Placemaking Fund

Greening and urban biodiversity projects, street art, creative seating, atmospheric lighting and new unique events are just some of the projects which could be supported under the City Council’s City Centre Placemaking Fund.

The aim of this initiative is to supportprojects which will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of cork city centre, increase footfall and support the local economy. Open to business network groups and community groups operating in Cork City Centre, it also strives to encourage collaboration in specific streets and neighbourhoods.

We are particularly interested in projects that contribute to the greening of the streets and encourages 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.  Projects that can demonstrate what is possible in an urban environment or that educate on this topic are welcomed.

With community-based participation at its centre, effective placemaking capitalises on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness, and wellbeing.  It helps local communities to re-imagine everyday spaces.

Groups can apply for up to €10,000 for capital projects although many projects may cost much less. New events may also be eligible if considered unique and contribute significantly towards the fund’s objectives.


Application forms can be obtained by contacting the following:

John Hayes

Strategic & Economic Development Directorate

Cork City Council, City Hall Cork, 021 4924115

or email to (must be under 5mb).

Or can be downloaded below


The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 30th May 2022