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.

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

2017 Winners

Family Carers Cork Branch_Overall Winner C&V17

 OVERALL WINNER: Family Carers Ireland, Cork Branch


Category Winners 

Good Shepherd Services _Social Services & Environment Category Winner C&V17

Social Services & Environment Category - Winner: Good Shepherd Services


NICHE_Health & Wellbeing Category Winner C&V17

Health & Wellbeing Category – Winner: NICHE


Cork Community Art Link _Arts_Culture Recreation Category Winner C&V17

Arts / Culture / Recreation Category – Winner: Cork Community Art Link


Cork Life Centre_Advocacy Info Guidance Category Winner C&V17

Advocacy / Information / Guidance Category - Winner: Cork Life Centre


Glenfields Community Childcare_Community Development Category Winner C&V17

Community Development Category – Winner: Glenfields Community Childcare



‌‌Photography by David Keane                                                            Signing by Rae Greene