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Killarney receives over €120k Community Support Fund

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FUNDING ANNOUNCED: Kerry County Council Community Support Fund 2020 has been announced. Pictured are: Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Michael Gleeson, and Angela McAllen (Manager, Killarney Municipal District). The overall aim of the funding scheme is to provide flexible financial support to community groups and local organisations in Kerry who wish to undertake projects which will improve the range and quality of community projects and facilities within their areas. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

 

By Michelle Crean

 

52 groups across the Killarney area and surrounds received a total of €121,000 in the latest round of the Community Support Fund.

This week, Kerry County Council announced details of the allocation of €750,000 in funding support for community groups and projects across the county under the Community Support Fund for 2020.

A total of 287 groups and projects received grant aid worth €485,000 this year while a proportion of the fund, totalling €265,000, is being retained to leverage funding from other funding streams for strategic projects at Municipal District level.

The fund, which is in its sixth year, has now supported 1,500 projects since 2015 to the value of €4.5m since its establishment.

Councillors in the four Municipal Districts met last week to decide on the allocations and unanimously welcomed the provision of support to the recipients. Councillors congratulated all the community groups and acknowledged the tremendous voluntary work that they do.

“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,” Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, said. “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 and will be successful again, I hope, in 2020.”

 

 

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Approved funding for Killarney Municipal District

Barradubh Men's Shed €500

Barraduff Cardiac Response Unit €900

Barraduff Tidy Village Group €1,300

Fossa Active Retirement Association €750

Irish National Sheepdog Trial 2020 Fossa €500

MEK Galaxy FC €500

Owneycree Angling Club Headford €500

Kilcummin Looking Good €1,300

Ballydribeen Resident Association €500

Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre €1,700

Ballyspillane Residents Association €1,000

Christmas in Killarney €8,000

Destination Killarney Ltd t/a Ireland Bikefest Killarney €2,500

Flesk Valley Rowing Club €700

Ireland Women's Basketball Team €500

KASI (Killarney Immigrant Support Centre) €1,200

Kerry Diocesan Youth Service Killarney €800

Kilcoolaght Residents Association €500

Killarney & District Canine Club €750

Killarney 4th July Festival €4,500

Killarney Access Group €500

Killarney Arts Working Group €1,500

Killarney Athletic AFC €500

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit €900

Killarney Celtic Football Club €500

Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce Ltd €54,500

Killarney Cycling Club €500

Killarney London Reunion Committee €1,500

Killarney Looking Good Committee €6,000

Killarney Men's Shed €500

Killarney Musical Society €1,000

Killarney Town Twinning & Sister City Association €1,500

Killarney Valley AC €500

Killarney Water Rescue €500

Killarney Young Filmmakers €500

Lissivigeen & District Community Alert €500

Mountain Biking Kerry €1,000

Muckross Rowing Club €700

Muckross Youth Club €700

Purple Flag Killarney Working Group €1,500

Spraoi Chiarrai €1,000

St Patrick's Festival Killarney €8,000

St. Paul's Basketball Club Killarney €500

Listry Community Council €900

Listry GAA €700

Rathmore Community Council €2,000

Rathmore Community Council St Patrick's Day Parade €500

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club €500

Social Action Group Rathmore CLG €2,000

SPA Killarney GAA Club €700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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