Almost €150,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 29 community organisations in Galway city to help improve the facilities available in disadvantaged areas.
The Galway City Local Community Development Committee approved grants totalling €132,455 to a wide range of local groups and organisations at their recent meeting on July 10.
Funding for 29 large and small capital projects offering a wide range of services and support in the local community was approved under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2019.
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.
The individual awards handed out in this round of the Community Enhancement Programme ranged from €23,516 for the Galway Contact, Organisation for Older People to purchase a specialised bus to transport elderly people, down to €550 to buy a new PA system for Westside Arts Festival.
Galway City LCDC said that it expects the projects approved in June to be successfully delivered within 2019.
The full list of organisations and their corresponding projects that were awarded grants is as follows:
|Project Ref No.||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|
|CEP 32||Galway Branch of Arthritis Ireland||Purchase of IT equipment needed to support the service for Galway City||€570|
|CEP 34||BRIDGE (Building a Receptive & Integrated Galway of Equals) c/o Westside Resource Centre||Purchase of IT equipment for use by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the community||€5,684|
|CEP 35||Westside Community Organic Garden||Install a new accessible footpath to access the polytunnel||€3,938|
|CEP 37||Russian Culture Club Alliance||Purchase of IT equipment and learning equipment for weekly children’s educational club||€1,000|
|CEP 43||Foróige Galway (STEAM Project)||Purchase of IT equipment and educational learning items||€5,131|
|CEP 44||Galway Contact, Organisation for Older People||Purchase accessible bus to transport elderly people and carers to weekly and fortnightly clubs and outings/events||€23,516|
|CEP 45||Active in Ballybane||Purchase of sports/recreational equipment for community use||€2,929|
|CEP 52||St James GAA Club||Renovation works to Renmore Clubhouse to include conversion of toilets, showers and changing rooms to improve accessibility||€19,000|
|CEP 57||Galway African Diaspora
C/o Galway City Partnership
|Purchase of equipment and purchase of speaker system||€1,500|
|CEP 59||Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden||New roof for the community garden shed, replacement of fencing and purchase of signage||€1,800|
|CEP 63||Let’s Get Galway Growing
C/o Galway City Partnership
|Purchase of equipment and tools to establish and develop a Beekeeping resource||€1,300|
|CEP 66||Westside Arts Festival||Purchase of PA system and signage for the Westside Arts Festival||€550|
|CEP 71||Teach Áthais Childcare Centre||Purchase of IT equipment and crèche / preschool equipment||€1,150|
|CEP 74||Galway Special Olympics Kayak Club||Purchase of sporting and safety equipment for training and events||€4,995|
|CEP 75||Irish Wheelchair Association||Purchase of IT equipment for use in the resource and outreach centre||€969|
|CEP 76||Westside Age Inclusion Ltd||Purchase of new laundry machines for services provided to the community||€5,930|