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Community Development

The Directorate prepared a Community Development Strategy in 2004. This strategy seeks to create a shared understanding of what “Community Development” means and the role of the City Council in delivering this service locally. Elected members and officials of the City Council, public agencies and local community organisations participated in the preparation of the strategy.

The strategy clearly defines Cork City Council’s activities in Community Development and how it can best improve the quality of life of the city’s residents.


 

 

 

Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards are held every year. The purpose of the scheme is to acknowledge groups which, through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life of their communities.

Growing demand on people’s time has made it increasingly difficult to attract and retain volunteers. However, these groups continue to work in a hugely diverse range of areas; from caring for the elderly to arranging cultural events; organising youth groups to supporting residents associations and a host of other community activities. The awards recognise the contribution of these groups to the social and cultural life of Cork City.

The Award scheme, which is sponsored by The Evening Echo, has a prize fund, and is open to all groups in Cork City and anyone living in Cork City is eligible to nominate a group or the group may nominate itself.

Details of this year's awards can be found on the Lord Mayor's Community and Voluntary Awards page.  

For More Information Please contact;

Community & Enterprise Section,
Corporate & External Affairs,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.

Email susan_mccarthy@corkcity.ie
Phone 021-4924044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.corkcity.ie/communityawards/

 

 

 

 

Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards are held annually. The purpose of the awards night is to acknowledge groups, which through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life of their communities.

These groups continue to work in a hugely diverse range of areas - from caring for the elderly to arranging cultural events, from organising youth groups to supporting residents associations - and a host of other community activities. The awards recognise the contribution of these groups to the social and cultural life of Cork City. The awards night is sponsored by Cork City Council and The Evening Echo, and has a prize fund. It is is open to all groups in Cork City. Anyone living in Cork City is eligible to nominate a group or the group may nominate itself.

At an event in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork on Thursday 8th March 2018, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, launched the 2018 Lord Mayor's Community & Voluntary Awards.

Speaking at the launch Lord Mayor Fitzgerald stated:

“People who devote their time and energy to these activities do so willingly and do not expect any reward. It is extremely important that the role they play in enhancing the quality of life of all our citizens is acknowledged. These awards are intended to go some way towards recognising this contribution”.

Eoghan Dinan, Deputy Editor of the Evening Echo, title sponsor of the event added

“We are delighted at the Echo to have been involved with the project from the start and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those groups for their contribution to the social sporting and cultural life of Cork City.”

Nomination forms for 2018 can be downloaded from the following link – ‘ Lord Mayors' Community and Voluntary awards form 2018

Completed forms should be returned to: The Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards 2018, Community & Enterprise Section, Corporate & External Affairs Directorate, Floor 2, City Hall, Cork no later than Thursday, 29th March, 2018 - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 6TH APRIL 2018.

For more information please contact: Community & Enterprise Section, Corporate & External Affairs, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork on 021-4924044. 

 

Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards 2017

The 2017 Awards were held in City Hall Cork on May 31st, 2017. Over 600 people attended this evening of celebration and appreciation of the ongoing efforts our community and voluntary groups contribute to Cork city and its citizens. 

For More Information Please contact;
Corporate & External Affairs,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.

Email susan_mccarthy@corkcity.ie
Phone 021-4924044