€26,200 in Community Support Fund for Castleisland Groups

Castleisland got a total of €26,200 in grant aid under the Killarney Municipal District Community Support Fund 2016.

Area mayor, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell announced the figure on Friday and said he was delighted to be in a position to deliver that amount to a variety of community, sporting and voluntary organisations during his term as mayor.

Earlier this year Kerry County Council announced a €750,000 Community Support Fund with a mid April date as a deadline for applications.

The aim of the scheme was to provide flexible financial support to community groups and local organisations in Kerry who wished to undertake or improve facilities in their areas.

These would improve the range and quality of community projects, amenities and services and provide community based economic initiatives within their area which are consistent with Kerry County Councils corporate priorities.

A number of groups in the categories above applied for a total of €176,856.14. However, not all of the applicants could be facilitated with funding and the reasons for success and failure are outlined on the attached lists.

The applications in the green bands are the ones which failed while the successful are in white. The successfull applicants include: Castleisland Chamber Alliance – which tops the list with a total of €7,000 for Christmas Festive Street Lights. Castleisland Community Garden received €2,000 in amenity project category.

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club – €1,000; KDYS Castleisland – €1,850; An Ríocht AC got €2,000 for enhancing its Community Sport and Physical Activity Programme.

Cordal Community Resource Centre, which applied for €4,600 for enhancements, was successful in getting €2,000.

Click on the lists on the page here to enlarge and see all the applications.