€3.2m funding for projects across Galway city and county

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Over €3.24 million has been allocated to Galway as part of funding to support communities that have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries.

The fund will support projects including the refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities, as well as the upgrade of community facilities.

€50 million was allocated to local authorities across the country based on the number of new arrivals located there.

Galway County Council was awarded €1.33 million while Galway City Council was allocated just over €1.9 million.

Announcing the fund today, Minister Heather Humphreys said the funding will support projects ranging from sports clubs, playgrounds and walkways, to community groups in areas such as arts, drama and music.

“Communities the length and breadth of the country have really stepped up to the plate in recent weeks, opening their homes and facilities to people very much in need.

“This Fund is recognising the vital role our communities are playing as we continue to deal with many challenges, not least the war in Ukraine.”

The Minister encouraged communities to engage directly with their local authorities in the coming weeks to “ensure that high quality projects can be delivered, benefitting their towns and villages for years to come.”