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 / Organisation||Purpose of Grant||Grant Approved|
|Blue Teapot Theatre Company||Purchase 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 Club||Purchase of Sports Equipment – Tennis scoreboard/Tennis balls||€450|
|Kara Short Mat Bowls Club||Purchase of Sports Equipment – Sets of Bowls and Lifters||€830|
|The Eglinton Community Organic Garden||Purchase of Garden Shed, shelves and garden bench to develop community facility||€798|
|Merlin Woods Sports Club||Purchase of Sports Equipment to develop and improve skills||€1,000|
|St. James Ladies Football Club||Purchase of Sports Equipment – Nets, flags and goal posts||€845|
|Walk The Talk Galway||Purchase of Sports Equipment to encourage participants to engage in activities||€930|
|Galway Community Circus||Purchase of signage to enhance facility used by the local community||€1,000|
|Ballybane Study Club Project – Galway City Partnership||Purchase of IT Equipment to support children’s education||€2,957|
|Ballybane Afterschool Project – Galway City Partnership||Purchase of IT Equipment, educational games and COVID-19 equipment to support the service||€1,880|
|Ballybane & Doughiska Sports Hub||Purchase 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 Centre||Purchase of laptops/webcams and training equipment to facilitate courses and workshops in the community in line with COVID-19||€4,540|
|Westside Age Inclusion Ltd||Purchase of energy efficient machines for services provided to the community||€3,300|
|Galway City Partnership||Purchase 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 Garden||To purchase equipment – lawnmower and materials to build wheelchair accessible raised beds||€1,162|
|Teach Áthais Childcare Centre Ltd||Upgrade of play area needed as a result of COVID-19||€2,991|
|Access for All||Purchase of IT Equipment and COVID-19 adaptations for blind and visually impaired||€1,608|
|Galway African Diaspora Ireland||Purchase of sound equipment to promote afro music in the City||€1,500|
|Cumann na bhFear Sandy Road Galway||Purchase of blacksmith forge and wood lathe to facilitate the upskilling of the group||€3,000|
|Olympic Boxing Club||Purchase 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 Project||Purchase 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 – AMDAF||Purchase of IT Equipment and speaker system for use by the community group||€1,556|
|Total Amount Allocated||€55,368|