Wide range of local groups to benefit from Community Development grants

Wide range of local groups to benefit from Community Development grants

Grants totalling €132,455 have been approved by the Galway City Local Community Development Committee.

A wide range of local groups and organisations in Galway City will benefit from the grants which come under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2019.

In total, funding has been approved for 29 projects that will enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.

The funding approved by the Galway City LCDC ranges to support a number of small scale capital projects and larger capital projects, all aimed at addressing disadvantage and providing much needed funding to communities across Galway City. 

All of the projects receiving funding relate to one or more of the key priority areas as identified in the Galway City Local Economic & Community Plan 2015 – 2021 and the delivery of these projects in 2019 will support the delivery of many of the collaborative actions which will be of great benefit to local communities in Galway City.

Groups to receive funding

 

Name of Group / Organisation

Description

Grant Approved

CEP 5

Westside Craft Group

Purchase of equipment to facilitate the upskilling of the craft group

€600

CEP 6

Horses Connect

Purchase of IT and office equipment

€879

CEP 10

Our Lady’s Boys Club (OLBC)

Energy efficient works to replace old inefficient heaters with energy efficient ones

€2,500

CEP 12

Brothers Of Charity Services Galway (Woodlands Centre)

Purchase of sports equipment for the provision of an outdoor gym at the John Paul Centre, Ballybane

€8,938

CEP 13

Blue Teapot Theatre Company

Purchase of safety equipment for the wheelchair accessible bathroom – new grab rails and anti-slip flooring

€2,500

CEP 14

AIDS West

Purchase of IT and office equipment and energy efficiency works to the building

€5,956

CEP 16

Renmore Active Retirement Group

Purchase of sports equipment – bowling scoreboards

€600

CEP 18

Ballybane Rainbow Community Childcare Centre

Purchase of educational equipment to support children’s gross motor skills

€1,434

CEP 19

Galway Visually Impaired Activities Club (GVIAC)

Purchase of tandem bicycles and safety equipment to facilitate tandem cycles for blind and visually impaired members

€4,308

CEP 21

Croí na Gaillimhe

Energy efficient upgrade works to replace old inefficient radiators with new highly efficient ones to maximise energy saving

€11,333

CEP 22

Pernet Ltd.

Purchase of IT and office equipment

€3,265

CEP 28

Ballybane Taskforce

Purchase of outdoor seating to enhance open community spaces

€7,000

CEP31

Eastside Community Drama

Purchase of IT equipment and software for use by the community drama group

€3,180

A full list of groups and organisations can be found here.

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