€244,000 for Projects in Killarney Municipal District through the Community Support Fund

Almost 80 community projects in the Killarney Municipal District are to benefit from a fund of almost a quarter of million euro in 2017 which is being provided under Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund.

The Community Support Fund – which is now in its third year – is a Kerry County Council initiative which supports a wide range of community, sporting and voluntary organisations across Kerry and a range of projects which are of benefit to local communities. It recognises the valuable contribution the community and voluntary sectors make to the overall wellbeing of the people of the county and the vital and beneficial work that such organisations do.

Killarney Municipal District councillors today (Wednesday) agreed to allocate funding of €169,500 for 79 projects in the area (see attached) with a further €50,000 set aside for projects and initiatives deemed to have the potential for co-funding with other sources such as the Leader Programme and which have a wider strategic aim. 
 
In addition, €24,500 is being provided for projects and events which have been funded on an annual basis in recent years such as Christmas lighting in a number of areas and projects and events which were historically supported financially by Killarney Town Council.

Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin said: “This is great news for dozens of hard-working community organisations all over the Municipal District with €244,000 being allocated in total. Kerry County Council is supporting groups which are serving and enhancing our communities and this funding is testament to the Council’s commitment to the work being done on the ground by such clubs, committees and organisations.

“One of our objectives this year is to strategically target funding to projects and groups which would be potentially eligible for co-funding under other schemes and to see how best that funding can be leveraged and maximised so €50,000 is being set aside for this purpose over the coming year,” he said. 

Killarney Municipal District Allocations
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