NGOs and community organisations awarded €18.5 million

Galway Daily news Galway awarded over €275k in CLÁR funding

Nearly €20 million has been allocated to NGOs and civil society organisations in Galway and around Ireland to support their work in the community.

Funding is being provided to 73 NGOs and other community organisations under the under the Scheme to Support National Organisations administered by Pobal.

The Scheme will deliver €18.5 million to these community organisations over the next three years.

Galway West TD and Minister of State Seán Kyne said that this funding is vital for community organisations “as it helps with core operating costs and enables the organisations to advocate for and to support communities”.

He added that the groups being supported by the scheme advocate for many vulnerable communities in Ireland “including older persons, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, immigrants, among others.”

Several of the groups which have received funding in this scheme are based out of Galway such children’s cancer support charity, Hand in Hand, and the Rape Crisis Network Ireland.

Other organisations are based elsewhere, but also operate in Galway or directly support people here such as the Free Legal Advice Centres, Special Olympics Ireland, Threshold, the Irish Hospice Foundation and Anam Cara bereavement support group.

Minister Kyne added that even where the funding is awarded to national NGOs, it is often used to support smaller local groups.

“The Care Alliance Ireland, for example, counts Clann Resource Centre in Oughterard and the city-based Galway Head Injury Support among its members.”

“Similarly, Active Retirement Network in Ireland is the national organisation supporting over 30 local active retirement groups in Galway while the Galway Volunteer Centre is represented by the Volunteering Ireland organisation.”

The full list of organisations receiving funding under this scheme is:

 OrganisationAmount Recommended
1Belong to Youth Services€270,000
2Care Alliance Ireland€270,000
3Migrant Information Centre Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
4Mental Health Reform€269,835
5Irish Penal Reform Trust€270,000
6Community Workers Company Limited By Guarantee€269,998
7European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€269,221
8Children’s Rights Alliance – Republic of Ireland€269,946
9Dyslexia Association of Ireland€266,888
10European Network Against Racism (Enar) Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
11M.O.V.E. Ireland€269,610
12Irish Deaf Society The National Association of the Deaf Company Limited by Guarantee€269,700
13Focus Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€214,552
14National Association For Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€216,696
15New Communities Partnership (Ncp) Company Limited By Guarantee€269,772
16Rape Crisis Network Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
17Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups€270,000
18Cherish Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
19Volunteering Ireland€221,616
20Arthritis Ireland€260,436
21Disability Federation of Ireland€234,427
22Down Syndrome Ireland€270,000
23Free Legal Advice Centres€270,000
24I.N.O.U. Company Limited by Guarantee€265,140
25Immigrant Council of Ireland€233,558
26Irish Foster Care Association Company Limited by Guarantee€268,394
27LGBT Support and Advocacy Network Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
28National Women’s Council of Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
29SAFE Ireland National Social Change Agency Company Limited by Guarantee€269,577
30Simon Communities of Ireland€238,538
31The Irish Local Development Network Company Limited By Guarantee€269,963
32Womens Aid Company Limited By Guarantee€269,926
33Irish Stammering Association€196,930
34Anam Cara Parental And Sibling Bereavement Support Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
35Chronic Pain Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€141,588
36Brainwave  –  The Irish Epilepsy Association€233,304
37Irish Association for Palliative Care€150,702
38Irish Men’s Sheds Association Company Limited By Guarantee€269,998
39Irish Refugee Council Company Limited By Guarantee€269,964
40Medical Research Charities Company Limited by Guarantee€269,719
41Parents Plus Company Limited By Guarantee€251,788
42Social Analysis And Action For Justice Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
43The Irish Hospice Foundation€265,244
44Neurological Alliance of Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€247,852
45Treoir National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children€180,809
46Asthma Society of Ireland€270,000
47Active Retirement Network Ireland€270,000
49Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
50Age Action Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€269,423
51Autism Spectrum Information Advice & Meeting Point Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
52Breaking Through Company Limited By Guarantee€267,038
53Children in Hospital Ireland€270,000
54Irish Rural Link Co-Operative Society Limited€270,000
55The Irish Environmental Conservation Organisation For Youth -Unesco Clubs-Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
56The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland€270,000
57Barnardos – Republic of Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€270,000
58Family Carers Ireland€269,172
59National Youth Council of Ireland€270,000
61Special Olympics Ireland€270,000
62Akina Dada Wa Africa Company Limited By Guarantee€257,040
63Migraine Association of Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee€109,890
64Young Social Innovators Limited€222,585
65Foróige The National Youth Development Organisation€268,674
66Inclusion Ireland – National Association For People With An Intellectual Disability€269,842
67Irish Senior Citizens National Parliament Company Limited By Guarantee€269,869
68Irish Council for Social Housing€141,700
69GROW in Ireland€270,000
70Spinal Injuries Ireland€269,606
71Community Action Network€264,040
72Malta Charities€270,000
73Hand in Hand Company Limited By Guarantee€225,161


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