FUNDING: Launching the support fund were from left, Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Michael Gleeson, Angela McAllen (Manager, Killarney Municipal District), Sean Coffey (Principal, St Brendan’s College),  Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, Cllr Donal Grady, Jean Courtney (Killarney Micro Track), Brid Stack (Killarney Micro Track), Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Municipal District Officer), Cllr Niall O’Callaghan, Jerry Griffin (Co-ordinator Killarney Micro Track), Con Lynch (Killarney Micro Track). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan


Community Groups in Killarney are being invited to apply for the 2020 round of the Community Support Fund.

Countywide, supports of €750,000 are available to community-based projects and initiatives.


In the six years since its inception the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund has provided funding of €3.5m to community groups and projects across the county.

In Killarney Municipal District, projects which have benefitted from support through the Killarney Community Support Fund include the Killarney Micro Track as well as many community group projects such as Killarney Tidy Towns, Christmas lighting in towns and villages in the Killarney Municipal District, and Kilcummin Looking Good.

In particular, the Community Support Fund has allowed key strategic projects to leverage additional grant funding from other sources.


For 2020, the fund will target funding under five categories of support: Growing and Sustaining Communities, Community Tidy Towns Initiatives and Amenity Projects, Community Sport and Physical Activity Programmes, Community Economic Innovation, and Community Based Tourism, Festivals and Events.


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday, January 20 and application forms may be downloaded from the Council’s website. Further information is available from Kerry County Council’s Community Department at 066 7183680.