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Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley has welcomed the allocation of €64,000 to 68 Community Groups across Cork County under the Community Facilities Scheme 2017.

The scheme was advertised in June of this year  and offered disadvantaged urban and rural community groups access to capital funding in order to kick-start, advance or complete a range of worthwhile projects.

The 2017 scheme was funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and local Government with support from the Local Community Development Committees (LCDC) and the Municipal Districts of Cork County Council.

The scheme provides one-off small-scale capital grants up to a maximum of €1,000 per project.

Examples of eligible projects under the scheme include:

  • Community Centre Equipment
  • Office Equipment / Meeting Furniture
  • Sports / Recreation Facilities
  • Relevant Tools, Machinery and Appliances

Commenting on the scheme, Mayor Hurley noted the many opportunities available, “Over 183 applications were received as part of the Community Facilities Scheme 2017 resulting in an average of 8 grants awarded in each Municipal District.  All grants will go towards much needed equipment and facilities for many worthwhile projects within communities throughout the county.”