Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the scheme was launched in March 2017 and is administered by the Local Community Development Committee in each local authority area.
It is a small-scale capital funding scheme which helps groups and organisations purchase equipment and resources for initiatives across Galway.
Under the Scheme €64,500 has been allocated to groups in the county on a municipal district basis while over €50,000 has been allocated to groups and organisations in the city.
A wide range of organisations including residents’ associations, active retirement groups, arts groups, men’s sheds, educational groups, community centres, resource centres, Tidy Towns groups and scout groups have received funding under the Scheme.
Sean Kyne said: “In the coming weeks my Department will be launching the Scheme for 2018 and my colleague, Minister Michael Ring and I are focused on ensuring that as many community and voluntary organisations as possible are supported in carrying out their work which benefits so many in our communities.”