For a number of years Cork County Council has been operating an Amenity Grants Scheme. The general purpose of this Grants Scheme is to aid and encourage works and public amenity schemes for the benefit of residents in the County of Cork. The works that qualify for consideration for amenity grant schemes include the provision or improvement of amenities and the provision of community facilities. Some community based heritage projects/initiatives would also in principle fall under this scheme. Cork County Council’s Amenity Grant Scheme for South Cork now open for applications. The closing date is 4pm on Friday 26th September 2014 and full details are available – here.