Galway has been awarded €53,205 in funding for eleven library support projects helping immigrant families, people with autism, visual impairments, and more.
Minister Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys this week announced a total of €700,000 for library support programmes.
The full list of projects in Galway being funded under the scheme is:
- Lego Play4All – Play therapy for children with autism or sensory needs – €7,312.50
- Postcards from the Edge: Intercultural storytelling project – A project that aims to build a sense of community between immigrants and long term residents – €3,060
- Reading Journeys ASD Book Club – Funding will be used to hire a book club facilitator as a social outlet for adults with ASD – €9,270
- Code Camp – Coding sessions for disadvantaged communities and Ukrainian refugees – €6,513.75
- Welcome Notes – Music therapy and supports for adults with intellectual disabilities – €8,437.50
- Fierce Close – Workshops on critical thinking and climate activism for DEIS schools and early school leavers – €5,904
- C-PENs – Nine C-PEN scanner readers for the visually impaired, those with disabilities, and people learning English – €2,470.50
- Wayfinding signage – Additional signage in Galway City Library to help those with dementia or visual impairments – €2,819.88
- TTRS – Touch, Type, Read & Spell – 1,000 software licences to help students learn pronunciation – €3,483
- LOTE Licence – One year subscription to Languages Other Than English for translating e-books – €2,475
- Nessy – One year for 300 licences to literacy support software for to help those with dyslexia, and others.