An Amenity Project Competition 

 Sponsored by Cork County Council and Cork City Council 

“Pride in our Community “ is open to all Community and Voluntary groups Cork City and Cork County

Type of Amenity Project 

Are your group planning any of the following? Community walks and trails?Playgrounds, Community Fields?Community Centre renovations?upgrades to monuments and amenity areas?River clean-ups,Community Signs, Murals?Biodiversity areas, Community gardens, allotments?Graveyard restoration?Floral displays on streetscape?All weather facilities, tree planting, Floral bedding etc? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then feel free to enter the Pride in Our Community Competition which has a Prize Fund of over €10.000

Special Awards 

The following Awards will be presented at a gala event in October each year.  Entries will be categorized by the judging panel. 
Overall best Projects in Cork City and County Pride of Cork City Award
Pride of County Cork Award Best Small Village / rural  Area with population of less than 1000 Best Amenity Project, Cork CityOpen to community based initiatives which deliver to the local area. Applicants might include allotments, community gardens, tidy towns, mens sheds or age friendly projects.”Best project in an  Urban area Best project from a Large urban Area Population over 1000 people in North Cork, South Cork. West Cork and Cork City.Bio Diversity Award
If it’s alive it’s part of biodiversity. Projects that embrace  preserve and protect wildlife, embrace the concepts of re-thinking, repairing, refurbishing, along with re-using and recycling items in their project.  Growing wildflowers is probably one of the most beautiful biodiversity projects you can undertake  Birds are a very welcome visitors all year round. So are our main Pollinators the Bees.  Be part of the All Ireland Pollinator plan
Best New Entry Best Project by a community group who have not entered previously or best newly developed project.
 JudgingAll community groups who confirm entry to the competition will be visited by members of the judging Panel from Mid July to End of August each yearTo avoid unnecessary travel by our judges we will need confirmation that your project is still in the competition and we will contact you before the end of June to confirm your entry.

More Awards

Best Maintained Existing ProjectIn order to support the work of groups in maintaining existing projects we have introduced this award in recent years. Are you maintaining an existing project not entered in the last two years to a very high standard ? Healthy Community/Area awardA project that promotes healthy living. For example walkways, trails, walking routes, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds, etcInnovation and CreativityMost innovative project incorporating new and unique features and inspiring others. Using online and Digital technology to enhance /promote a tourism  project
Youth Engagement AwardThis award will be presented to a Community group who  work in tandem with a youth group  to undertake a project that is of benefit to the community. Using online and Digital technology to enhance /promote a community projectAnti-Litter AwardA project that prevents  or reduces litter in the community, Eg anti Dog fouling measures, recycling measures and waste reduction measure Heritage ProjectThis category is for a project that has restored a historical site, or developed a site of  historical /cultural significance. Using online and Digital technology to enhance /promote a projectTourism ProjectDoes your project enhance the experience of tourists to your area?  Does your project attract more visitors to your area?Using online and Digital technology to enhance /promote a tourism  projectSocial Inclusion AwardSocially Excluded include: Asylum seekers and refugees, Early school leavers, Older people living alone, Homeless persons, People with a disability, Single parents,  Travellers, Unemployed persons, especially the long term unemployed , Marginalised men, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Entries should  allow better participation in society by any of the above or be submitted by  groups  who are socially Excluded.Climate Action AwardCommunities are playing an ever-greater role in climate action at the local level, particularly through good heritage practice and important biodiversity measures. This Award recognises eco-friendly processes that give back to nature and make our collective future more sustainable.