Clonakilty Chamber announces voucher fund to support businesses in the West Cork town

Orla O’Donovan, Chairperson of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce announces voucher fund to support businesses in the West Cork town. Photo by Dermot Sullivan.

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce has announced an initiative to support local businesses in the face of the Covid-19 emergency, pledging a €40,000 fund to supplement the purchase of Clonakilty Vouchers. The €40,000 fund will provide for a 20 per cent supplement on €50 and €100 Clonakilty Vouchers, incentivising purchase to drive consumer spending in the town in the aftermath of the crisis. The fund pledged by Clonakilty Chamber will, crucially, amount to a significant bonus for both people purchasing the vouchers and the businesses in Clonakilty. 

This initiative from Clonakilty Chamber aims to facilitate a financial kickstart for the towns many businesses once the crisis recedes, injecting €240,000 into the town and expected to generate more than €1.5m in further voucher exchanges. For every €50/100 of Clonakilty Vouchers purchased, the Chamber will contribute a further €10/20 Clonakilty Voucher. 

Vouchers are redeemable at Clonakilty Chamber businesses – please visit for a full listing. 

Orla O’Donovan, Chairperson of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, commented: “Clonakilty Chamber is pleased to introduce this initiative to support businesses in our town at a very difficult time. Since its inception, the Chamber has been setting aside funds for a ‘rainy day’ scenario.”

She continued, “There is an onus on us to do the very best we can for all our members and Clonakilty town deserves our best efforts. This initiative gives the community the opportunity to enhance their spending power, simply by buying Clonakilty Vouchers and spending them in the businesses around Clonakilty town. It will be shop local at its very best.”

“Clonakilty will prevail,” she concluded. 

Clonakilty Vouchers to a maximum of €500 will be purchased directly from Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce. Details of the sale outlet, sale dates and times will be publicised at the resumption of normal day-to-day business.

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce is also featuring a chamber member each day to maintain positivity and profile, showcasing the great shops in the West Cork town where vouchers may be spent. 

WCP Staff

WCP Staff Writer

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