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Cork County Council has allocated over €70,000 to a range of community and voluntary organisations across the County in the first round of Covid-19 Community Emergency Funding, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Groups across the County, from Bere Island to Youghal, have been successful in securing the emergency funding to aid with exceptional one-off costs incurred in the response to the Covid-19 crisis. In assessing the first round of applications, Cork County Council prioritised the allocation of funding to groups involved in the front-line delivery of community response work. Successful applicants include local community groups who have stepped up their efforts to respond to Covid-19, Meals on Wheels Services who faced increased demand, Children & Youth out-reach services, Community Radio and Age Friendly initiatives. Amongst the successful applicants were Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service in Fermoy, Irish Red Cross in Mallow/Charleville, Macroom Senior Citizens Housing Development Ltd., West Cork Counselling and Support Services Ltd. and YMCA Ireland – Parents and Kids Together in Cobh.

Welcoming the allocations, Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor Ian Doyle commended the efforts of groups.

“Community and voluntary groups the length and breadth of the County have risen to the challenges posed by COVID-19 in the communities of County Cork. We in Cork County Council are delighted to be able to direct the COVID-19 Community Emergency Funding to where it is most needed.”

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, Cork County Council has been leading a countywide co-ordination and collaboration Forum. The COVID-19 Community Support Forum and corresponding delivery groups each incorporate representation across a broad range of statutory and non-statutory bodies; including local community, voluntary and response agencies; ranging from An Garda Síochána, through to the HSE, local development companies, GAA and church authorities.

Speaking on the emergency funding allocation, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey noted that the Council has convened weekly meetings of these agencies, by teleconference call facility, since the crisis began.

“These structures have been hugely beneficial in identifying emerging issues. Emergency funding to frontline community response groups was one of these issues and the Council responded by providing a simple online application process to allocate the Department funding to groups most in need.”

Cork County Council will open the call for the second round of COVID-19 Emergency Funding later this year. For further information you can contact the Covid-19 Community Support Helpline at 1850 805 819 or email [email protected]

Summary of Cork County Council Covid 19 Emergency Fund Allocations:

Total approved allocation

Castletownroche Community Alert Group

200

Doneraile Community Group

1500

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service Fermoy

500

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service Mitchelstown

500

Conna Community Housing for the Elderly

1000

Mallow Sheltered Care CLG

1000

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service Mallow

500

Irish Wheelchair Association (Mallow)

500

Travellers of North Cork

1000

Dromina Community Association

700

Duhallow Food Services

1000

Boherbue GAA

500

Banteer-Lyre and Districts Community Council

500

Mallow Social Services Meals on Wheels

1000

Avondhu-Blackwater Partnership CLG

2000

Duhallow Community Laundry

500

Irish Red Cross Mallow/Charleville

800

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service Charleville

500

Mallow Garda Youth Diversion Project / CDYS

500

Kilbrin Community Association

500

Ballyhoura Development CLG

1000

Nowtownshandrum Community Text Alert

139

Ballyhoura Development CLG

1000

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service Mallow

500

Le Cheile Family Resource Centre

500

Macroom Senior Citizens Housing Development Ltd.

1000

Blarney Care of the Aged

1000

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

950

Donoughmore Community Council

500

Ionad Lae Baile Mhúine Maigh Chrintha Co. Chorcaí

1000

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service Macroom

1000

Crookstown Social Group

500

West Cork Faceguards

700

Skibbereen Geriatric Society

1000

Irish Wheelchair Association Clonakilty

500

West Cork Counselling and Support Services Ltd.

500

Dunmanway Family Resouce Centre

500

Tragumna Community Alert

500

Schull Community Centre

1000

Doheny GAA Club

1733

Ballydehob Community Alert

1000

Clonakilty Meals on Wheels

1000

The Caha Centre

1000

Beara West Family Resource Centre

500

Goleen and District Community Council

1000

Beara West Family Resource Centre

1000

Bere Island Projects Group

900

Bere Island Projects Group

1000

Bere Island Projects Group

1000

The Caha Centre

880

Rosscarbery Meals on Wheels

1000

Timoleague Community Support Group

750

Kinsale Community School

3000

Ballinspittle Friendship Group

1000

St Michaels Centre, Bandon

800

St Michaels Centre, Bandon

2290

Kinsale Meals on Wheels

1000

West Cork Mask Straps

900

Darrara Community Alert

500

Age Friendly Bandon Committee

500

Ballinascarthy Community Council

1000

Carrigaline and Harbour Area Child and Family Support Network

1000

Carrigaline Community First Responders

1000

Cobh Neighbourhood Watch

500

YMCA Ireland – Parents and Kids Together Cobh

550

Cobh Family Resource Centre

1000

CDYS Youth Cafe Carrigtwohil

500

Cobh Meals on Wheels

1000

Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre

1100

Glounthane Meals on Wheels

500

Wallaroo Playschool Child and Family Project

500

BRIJ

500

Midleton Meals on Wheels

1000

Community Radio Youghal

1000

Youghal Community Health Project

1000

Youghal Active Retirement Association

500

Community Radio Youghal

1000

SECAD Partnership CLG

1000

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services

500

Cumann na nDaoine Community Cafe

800

Irish Wheelchair Association

500

MS Society Southern Region

465

Family Carers Ireland

1000

South Lee Autism Service

800

Wellsprings

300

TOTAL


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