Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan is encouraging local community groups in Cork to apply for between €1,000 and €25,000 euro to fund capital development projects, as part of the Cork County Community Development Initiative. 

Online Applications for Cork Community Development Initiative is now open at

The programme operates in association with Ballyhoura Development and Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey highlighted how “ The Cork County Community Development Initiative in cooperation with the Local Development Companies can be used to enhance facilities in communities or to kick-start, advance or complete their projects.” 

The Mayor also reiterated the Council’s commitment to community development projects which benefit both people and places:

“We know how tough the last 18 months have been for community groups and how difficult in particular it has been for them to fundraise. Many of these groups rose to the challenge during the pandemic and did all they could to help and support the people in their own communities. Our towns and villages would be very different places without them. I am encouraging community groups right across Cork County to apply to this wonderful initiative so that they can have the best facilities and equipment possible.” 

The closing date for receipt of applications for Phase 2 of funding is 4 pm Friday, 17th September 2021.  Applicants will be notified, if successful, in December with a view to having all projects completed by 30th November 2022. Applications can be made online on:   

See the Cork County Local Economic and Community Plan which is available HERE

For queries please contact: Local Community Development Unit, Cork County Council on 021-4285295 or 021-4285561 or email [email protected]