Tuesday 23 September 2014

Community funding

Published 17/10/2013 | 05:26

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Richard and Duncan Blair of Blairs Inn, Cloghroe, Blarney, Co. Cork celebrate after winning the Georgina Campbell Ireland Pub of the Year 2014 award. (Photo: Billy macGill)

Cork North West TD Áine Collins (FG) has welcomed the announcement of €95,000 for local community projects in Millstreet, Charleville, Banteer, Kanturk and Newmarket from the Cork County Council Community Fund.

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Deputy Collins said the continued funding of local initiatives offers social outlets for local people and helps to promote civic and community pride.

An allocation of €37,500 goes to the Millstreet Tidy Towns and Tourism Association has generated a popular response.

"Community groups, sporting and local organisations, to whom the funds are allocated, are the lifeblood of communities."

"They work tirelessly to encourage a sense of community spirit and pride through the projects they undertake," she added.


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