Over €600,000 funding for Galway community services

Over €600,000 funding for Galway community services

Community organisations of every shape and size across Galway city and county will benefit from more than €600,000 in funding announced this week.

Galway West TD Seán Kyne has confirmed that €606,816 in grants will be allocated to 122 groups in Galway under the Community Enhancement Programme.

The funding will be used by community and not-for-profit groups for purchasing equipment, improving infrastructure, and procuring resources essential to their work.

In Galway county 78 projects will receive €378,937  while 44 groups in Galway city have been allocated €227,879.

The Community Enhancement Programme gives backing to groups of every kind, from sports clubs, and community centres to art galleries and disability support groups.

It is administered by a Local Community Development Committee in each council area.

Equipment and resources obtained through the funding include equipment for IT , first-aid and health and safety, facilities such as kitchens, workshops, grounds, and offices.

The full list of groups and projects that have been given backing in Galway under the programme is as follows:

Galway City Ability West €1,000 Sensory equipment
Galway City An Mheitheal Rothar €7,770 Purchase of bicycle workshop tools & training equipment
Galway City Ard Alainn Clean up Group €1,930 Lawnmowers, blower and road sweeper
Galway City Ballinfoile Castlegar NC €3,977 Sports Equipment
Galway City Ballybane Community Resource Centre €999 Repair of autodialler on lift
Galway City Ballybane Community Resource Centre €999 Upgrade seating area in meeting room
Galway City Ballybane Community Resource Centre €282 Repair of autodialler in lift in the community centre to facilitate wheelchair users
Galway City Ballybane Community Resource Centre €369 Upgrade of meeting room facilities in the community centre
Galway City Ballybane Men’s Shed €1,900 Defibrillator
Galway City Ballybane Sports and Community Development €750 Safety Equipment
Galway City Blue Teapot Theatre Company €3,167 Upgrade kitchen facilities, new appliances
Galway City Blue Teapot Theatre Company €500 Upgrade of building to include energy efficiency equipment & disability access
Galway City Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe €8,364 Purchase of software system to develop and support fundraising activity
Galway City DRA Community Development €14,997 Purchase and installation of a number and range of outdoor gym equipment items
Galway City Galway Arts Centre €4,994 Repair / restoration works to the original Georgian front door on building
Galway City Galway Autism Partnership €2,870 Upgrade playground and improve safety of Club premises
Galway City Galway Centre for Independent Living €29,000 Disability accessible transport vehicle
Galway City Galway Centre for Independent Living €7,000 Purchase of new replacement disability accessible vehicle
Galway City Galway City Community Network €1,550 Purchase of IT and other equipment (laptop computer, screen and office equipment)
Galway City Galway City Partnership €11,820 To renovate the board room / training room, purchase of ICT equipment
Galway City Galway Community Circus €1,000 IT Equipment
Galway City Galway Community Circus €350 Purchase of IT equipment
Galway City Galway Film Centre €8,784 Purchase of film making and animation equipment
Galway City Galway Hibernians FC €11,548 Development of Community Facility
Galway City Galway Simon €14,950 Vehicle
Galway City Galway Simon Community €8,050 Purchase of vehicle for use of Community Support Service
Galway City Helplink Support Services CLG €6,502 IT/Training Equipment and furniture
Galway City Horses Connect €5,000 Wheelchair ramp
Galway City Merlinne Estates €2,270 Purchase and installation of 5 no. granite signs for estate entrance
Galway City Mervue Active Retirement Association Bowls Club €1,345 Sports equipment
Galway City Our Lady’s Boys Club [OLBC} €6,299 Upgrade of building at Galway Youth Federation and replacement of fire doors
Galway City Renmore Active Retirement Group €720 Sports Equipment
Galway City Shantalla Men’s Shed €7,500 Building materials for extension of the workshop
Galway City Shantalla Men’s Shed €9,059 Extension of workshop to support community workshop and disability access toilet
Galway City Teach Áthais Childcare Centre Ltd €2,500 Upgrade of building/playground interior and playground facilities
Galway City That’s Life Brother’s of Charity Service Galway €9,495 Provide music making workshops
Galway City Westside Age Inclusion €2,000 IT Equipment
Galway City Westside Arts Festival €770 Outdoor signage to promote the Westside Arts Festival
Galway City Westside Resource Centre CLG €5,200 Safety Equipment
Galway City Westside Resource Centre CLG €2,845 Replacement of flooring in canteen/kitchen area and meeting room equipment
Galway City Westside Resource Centre CLG €998 Enhancement of Wi-Fi and reception area in Centre
Galway City Whitehall Close Residents Group €10,804 Sports Equipment
Galway City Woodquay Residents Association (in partnership with Galway City Council) €4,651 Support the Woodquay Park/create a space for whole community
Galway City Youth Work Ireland – Westside Youth Project €1,000 Composter, letterbox, non-slip mats, painting and repairs to building
Galway County Abbey Community Development Association €12,810 Development of recreation facilities at Foroige Club
Galway County Abbeyknockmoy Community Playground Committee €12,810 Equipment
Galway County Abbeyknockmoy Parish Society CLG €3,836 Chairs
Galway County Alley Oop Basketball Skills €800 Sports equipment
Galway County Annaghdown Heritage Society €849 Television
Galway County ASD Parents Group Scoil Mhuire €8,930 iPads and an iPad carrier
Galway County Ballinakill New Hall €7,082 Fit new kitchen, cooker hob, extractor hood, retile floor and walls
Galway County Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre Ltd €15,000 Refurbishment of ground floor building and make wheelchair accessible
Galway County Ballinasloe Rugby Football Club €10,675 Funding for Astro turf all weather training and playing facility
Galway County Ballinasloe Social Services Ltd €14,602 Development of Community Centre
Galway County Ballinasloe Tidy Towns €1,000 Photography Equipment
Galway County Ballinasloe Town Hall CLG €12,810 Once off Maintenance
Galway County Bearna na Forbacha Aontaithe €465 Pop-up goals for academy (U7-U9’s)
Galway County Brigit’s Garden €12,810 Ride on mower, poly tunnel and outdoor awning
Galway County Brothers of Charity Galway – SUAS Services €1,000 IT Equipment
Galway County Burrenbeo Trust €1,000 Projector, speakers, flipchart easel for education and training programmes
Galway County Cairde Mor €12,810 Enhance 1km of walkway and complete low level lighting, develop an off road walking trail
Galway County Caltra Community Centre €1,000 Stone facing boundary wall onto main road
Galway County Castleblakeney Church Restoration Association Ltd €1,000 IT Equipment – Laptop and Printer
Galway County Club Óige an Spidéil €1,000 Treallamh –  Scooter boards, Mataí and pillúir, Folús Glantóir
Galway County Club Óige Leitir Mór €1,000 Boscaí storáil agus treallamh spóirt le haghaidh an club óige
Galway County Cois na Móna Residents Association €1,000 Work on rockery at entrance of estate and shrub area at end of estate
Galway County Coiste Páirce na bPiarsaigh Rosmuc €10,580 Develop an RV serviced station with 2 bays in Rosmuc
Galway County Comhairle Muintir an Chaiseal Centre €3,118 IT Equipment – iPad and Epson Perfection V550
Galway County Comhar Caomhán Teo €12,414 Giomnasiúm taobh amuigh a fhobairt (Develop outdoor gym)
Galway County Connemara Therapeutic Riding CLG €500 Equipment
Galway County Corrib Mask Search and Rescue €1,000 Laptop and projector
Galway County Cúl an Tí €988 Treallamh teicniúil agus uirlisí a cheannacht chun go mbeidh muid in ann sraith taispeántais
Galway County Cumann na bhfear An Cheathrú Rua €1,251 Glass kiln for training courses
Galway County Dun an Oir Residents Association €2,115 Once off maintenance
Galway County East Galway Youth Project – Youth Work Ireland €1,000 IT equipment – Smart TV and Laptop
Galway County Eyrecourt and District Cardiac First Responders €850 Manikins for CPR training and how to use defibrillator
Galway County Fohenagh Killure Kilgerrill Community Council €4,500 Banquet style chairs
Galway County Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo €10,580 Develop RV serviced station with 2 bays
Galway County Forbairt Phobail Maigh Cuilinn Teo €6,950 Upgrade facilities
Galway County Fr Sammon Community Centre Management Committee €12,810 Redevelopment of community centre
Galway County Galway Mountain Rescue Association €1,000 Mini crag rescue kit
Galway County Garrafrauns Community Council €1,000 Tables
Galway County Glenamaddy Tidy Towns €12,810 Enhancement to local turlough amenity area
Galway County Glinsk Community Childcare Centre – Caisleán Óir €8,687 Extension of CCTV system
Galway County Gort Community Council Ltd €5,043 Industrial floor scrubber dryer
Galway County Gort Resource Centre €10,000 Maintenance to building, furnish it and make it suitable for a new Community Hub
Galway County Involve Youth Project Ballinasloe €1,000 Sports Equipment
Galway County Irish Wheelchair Association Tuam Resource Centre €1,000 Accessible adjustable tables
Galway County Keelogues Cross Heritage Comm €1,000 Repair and replace stone wall around grotto and repair fence
Galway County Kilconnell Tidy Towns €10,000 Improve common areas/spaces within the community and enhance community amenities
Galway County Kinvara Area Visual Arts €8,000 Remove/upgrade deteriorated toilet facility
Galway County Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association €598 Sandblasting Equipment for Men’s Shed
Galway County Laurencetown Community Development Group €12,810 Redevelop green area in centre of the village
Galway County Monivea Community Alert Active Age €1,000 Purchase of seating with tables
Galway County Mountbellew District Development Association €1,000 Replace lighting with energy efficient LED lighting
Galway County Moycullen Youth Club €981 Provide safe fire proofed foam for seating
Galway County Muintearas Teo €15,000 Athchóiriú ar ionaid an tsean tSiopa Tí Mhaoláin i gCaladh Gholaim
Galway County Naíolann na nOileáin €1,000 Treallamh a chuir ar fáil do Seirbhís Cúram Iar Scoile a bhíonn á reachtáil i Naíolann na nOileán
Galway County New Inn Community Centre €6,696 Install gas instant hot shower pump/heaters to existing dressing rooms
Galway County North Connemara Voluntary Housing Association €1,000 All-weather garden seating
Galway County Oughterard Amateur Boxing Club €1,000 Sports equipment
Galway County Oughterard Youth Club €1,000 Gaming consoles for youth club
Galway County Pairc na hAbhainn Residents Association €1,000 Benches and paint front wall at entrance
Galway County Portumna Chamber of Commerce €950 Welcome signage to enhance the access to Irish and international tourists
Galway County Sarsfield GAA €8,617 Construction of walkway and resurfacing works at GAA grounds
Galway County Shannonside Community Group €1,000 Upgrade of Shragh Community Centre
Galway County Sportlann Naomh Anna CTR €9,375 Spin bikes
Galway County St Jarlath’s Court Residents Association €1,000 Outdoor furniture
Galway County St Joseph’s Court Residents Association €1,839 Laptops
Galway County St. Gabriel’s GAA €11,593 Renovate existing showers and disabled toilet
Galway County Sylane Camogie Mothers and Others €1,000 Sports equipment and first aid supplies
Galway County The Artfarm Collective €1,000 IT equipment – Laptop
Galway County The Irish Workhouse Centre €1,000 Glass cabinets and display unit for Tourist Information Centre
Galway County Tommy Larkins GAA Club €6,500 Dug outs at pitch
Galway County Tuam Community Childcare Centre c/o WTID €1,000 Camera’s to enhance current CCTV system
Galway County Tuam Community Training Centre €1,870 Once-off maintenance – repair flat roof, re-felt and paint
Galway County Tuam Youth Services €1,000 Yoga mats and bean bags
Galway County Vision Arch Club €1,000 Construct a community/sensory garden
Galway County West Coast United €1,000 Sports Equipment
Galway County Western Traveller and Intercultural Development €13,243 Improvement works at Harmony Hall Youth/Community Centre
Galway County Western Traveller and Intercultural Development – Men’s Shed €879 Bandsaw
Galway County Williamstown Development Committee €9,500 Finish path surface from top of Bog Walk trail to the green area
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