Galway City LCDC approves grants worth €55,368

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Galway City Local Community Development Committee has approved grants totalling €55,368 to a wide range of local groups and organisations in Galway City.

The funding under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020 will support a number of small scale capital projects and larger capital projects.

Twenty-five projects have been approved funding for a variety projects that will improve facilities in disadvantaged areas, targeted appropriately towards the areas that need it most.

Some of the grants approved are small capital grants of €1,000 or less, providing support to smaller community projects to get off the ground.

In addition, some larger grants were approved – with some groups being affected by the pandemic.

Full list of projects approved under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 
Name of Group / OrganisationPurpose of GrantGrant Approved
Blue Teapot Theatre CompanyPurchase of lockable interior door to upgrade day facility room for people with intellectual disabilities.
Purchase of COVID-19 health and safety upgrades
Merlin Woods Tennis ClubPurchase of Sports Equipment – Tennis scoreboard/Tennis balls€450
Kara Short Mat Bowls ClubPurchase of Sports Equipment – Sets of Bowls and Lifters€830
The Eglinton Community Organic GardenPurchase of Garden Shed, shelves and garden bench to develop community facility€798
Merlin Woods Sports ClubPurchase of Sports Equipment to develop and improve skills€1,000
St. James Ladies Football ClubPurchase of Sports Equipment – Nets, flags and goal posts€845
Walk The Talk GalwayPurchase of Sports Equipment to encourage participants to engage in activities€930
Galway Community CircusPurchase of signage to enhance facility used by the local community€1,000
Ballybane Study Club Project – Galway City PartnershipPurchase of IT Equipment to support children’s education€2,957
Ballybane Afterschool Project – Galway City PartnershipPurchase of IT Equipment, educational games and COVID-19 equipment to support the service€1,880
Ballybane & Doughiska Sports HubPurchase of storage equipment needed as a result of COVID-19€2,977
Sexual Health West (Formerly AIDS West)Purchase of IT, safety and COVID-19 equipment to allow Sexual Health West to reopen their office efficiently and safely€4,169
Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood CentrePurchase of laptops/webcams and training equipment to facilitate courses and workshops in the community in line with COVID-19€4,540
Westside Age Inclusion LtdPurchase of energy efficient machines for services provided to the community€3,300
Galway City PartnershipPurchase of IT Equipment to support social inclusion services€2,200
BRIDGE (Building a Receptive and Integrated Galway of Equals)Purchase of IT Equipment and COVID-19 equipment to deliver training to the refugee and migrant community€2,397
Westside Community Organic GardenTo purchase equipment – lawnmower and materials to build wheelchair accessible raised beds€1,162
Teach Áthais Childcare Centre LtdUpgrade of play area needed as a result of COVID-19€2,991
Access for AllPurchase of IT Equipment and COVID-19 adaptations for blind and visually impaired€1,608
Galway African Diaspora IrelandPurchase of sound equipment to promote afro music in the City€1,500
Cumann na bhFear Sandy Road GalwayPurchase of blacksmith forge and wood lathe to facilitate the upskilling of the group€3,000
Olympic Boxing ClubPurchase of locker system, separate training ring for juvenile boxers, COVID-19 safety and sanitation equipment, IT Equipment for COVID-19 signage€2,500
Foróige Galway STEAM ProjectPurchase of Laptops to support families to access IT Equipment€5,000
Galway Centre for Independent Living Ltd.Purchase of IT Equipment, Safety Equipment and Signage needed as a result of COVID-19 to support the service for Galway City€5,000
Amdalah Africa Foundation  – AMDAFPurchase of IT Equipment and speaker system for use by the community group€1,556
Total Amount Allocated€55,368