Dozens of Galway City community groups share over €260,000

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Galway Daily news Dozens of Galway City community groups share over €260,000

More than a quarter of a million euro in funding has been announced for dozens of community groups in Galway City today.

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has announced that 83 projects in the city have been awarded grants under the Community Activities Fund.

The key theme of the fund is to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their running costs such as utility or insurance bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities.

The money for groups in Galway is part of a once-off pot of €9 million announced in November of last year.

Some of the larger grants include €16,000 for Amach! LGBT, €15,000 for Ballybane Community Resource Centre, and €15,000 for the SVP Croí na Gaillimhe centre.

The Minister said that she was happy to support “locally led, ground-up” projects in local communities.

“This funding is all about giving a helping hand to our local groups and clubs, which have continued to serve their community during COVID-19,” Heather Humphreys said.

“While these grants are small in nature, they can make a big difference by allowing local community organisations to carry out much needed works in their area.”

“I would like to thank Galway City Council and Local Community Development Committee for their assistance in administering this fund.”

The full list of projects in Galway City awarded funding is: