Cllr Kieran McCarthy is calling on any community groups in the south east ward of Cork City, which includes areas such as Ballinlough and Douglas Road, with an interest in sharing in his 2016 ward funding to apply for his funds. A total of E.8,000 is available to community groups through Cllr Kieran McCarthy’s ward funds. Application should be made via letter (see www.kieranmccarthy.ie for address) or email to Kieran at email@example.com by Friday 12 February 2016. This email should give the name of the organisation, contact name, telephone number, details of the organisation, and what will the ward grant will be used for?
Ward funds will be prioritised to community groups in the south east ward who build community capacity, educate, build civic awareness and projects, which connect the young and old. Cllr. McCarthy especially welcomes proposals where the funding will be used to run a community event that benefits the wider community. In addition, he is seeking to fund projects that give people new skill sets. That could include anything from part funding of coaching training for sports projects to groups interested in bringing enterprise programmes to encourage entrepreneurship to the ward. Cllr McCarthy is also particularly interested in funding community projects such as community concerts, coffee mornings and those that promote the rich history and environment within the south east ward. More guidelines can be viewed under ward funds at his blog at www.kieranmcarthy.ie.