Six excellent projects took part in the second round of the Cork Voices competition – Cork Nature Network, Comhairle na nÓg, Cork Cycling Campaign, Mahon Family Centre, International Community Dynamics, and Cork Gay Project. There was a total of 2049 votes, with a reach that extended to multiples of that.
With 549 votes for Cork Nature Network’s Otter Walk (26.8%) and 404 votes for Comhairle na nÓg’s Suicide Prevention Summer Event (19.7%) these projects were chosen by the public to each receive the top grant of €750 to help them along.
Next up at 371 votes was Cork Cycling Campaign’s School Cycle Bus (18.1%), with Mahon Family Centre’s Food Forever Project (15.5% ) following closely behind at 318 votes. Both projects will receive a grant of €500.
Finally, International Community Dynamics Direct Provision Workshops received 254 votes (12.4%) and Cork Gay Project’s Gay Older Gents Group (GOLD) got 153 votes (7.5%), each of which will receive the tidy sum of €400 to support their work.
Beyond the money, the great thing about a participatory grant project of this kind is that it gets the word out about the great work being done by so many organisation around Cork city. So we’re delighted with the amount of engagement we had. A huge thank you to everyone for that!
For those who are yet to see them or want a second look, visit www.corkvoices.org to view the videos of both rounds. We’ll be back in September to fill you in on the effect the money had for all of these amazing projects.
For now though, thanks again for supporting Cork Voices.