€750k for com­mu­nity pro­jects

COUN­CIL CALLS FOR AP­PLI­CA­TIONS AHEAD OF JAN­UARY 21 DEAD­LINE

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

THE 2019 Com­mu­nity Sup­port Fund will of­fer €750,000 to com­mu­nity-based pro­jects in Kerry over the com­ing year.

The 2019 fund was launched in Kil­lor­glin last week by Leas Cathaoir­leach John Joe Cul­loty and Kerry County Coun­cil (KCC) Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Moira Mur­rell, and KCC has is­sued a call for ap­pli­ca­tions for the year ahead.

This will be the fifth year of a fund which has pro­vided €3m to more than 1,200 pro­jects since its in­cep­tion in 2015.

“The Com­mu­nity Sup­port Fund has tar­geted fund­ing to­wards a very wide range of com­mu­nity-based pro­jects and has pro­vided sup­port to com­mu­nity coun­cils, cham­ber al­liances, tidy towns groups, and other or­gan­i­sa­tions in a very pro­gres­sive and struc­tured way,” KCC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Moira Mur­rell said.

“Fur­ther­more, the re­ten­tion of part of the fund to help to lever­age fund­ing from other sources and to co-fund pro­jects with other fund­ing streams has proven to be an enor­mous suc­cess in re­cent years.”

This year’s fund is set to tar­get five cat­e­gories: grow­ing and sus­tain­ing com­mu­ni­ties; tidy towns ini­tia­tives and amenity pro­jects; sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity pro­grammes; eco­nomic in­no­va­tion; and com­mu­nity-based tourism, fes­ti­vals and events. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be made un­til Mon­day, Jan­uary 21, 2019, and can be down­loaded from www.ker­rycoco.ie. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from (066) 718 3680.

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