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Over €600,000 funding for Galway community services

Community organisations of every shape and size across Galway city and county will benefit from more than €600,000 in funding announced this week.

Galway West TD Seán Kyne has confirmed that €606,816 in grants will be allocated to 122 groups in Galway under the Community Enhancement Programme.

The funding will be used by community and not-for-profit groups for purchasing equipment, improving infrastructure, and procuring resources essential to their work.

In Galway county 78 projects will receive €378,937  while 44 groups in Galway city have been allocated €227,879.

The Community Enhancement Programme gives backing to groups of every kind, from sports clubs, and community centres to art galleries and disability support groups.

It is administered by a Local Community Development Committee in each council area.

Equipment and resources obtained through the funding include equipment for IT , first-aid and health and safety, facilities such as kitchens, workshops, grounds, and offices.

The full list of groups and projects that have been given backing in Galway under the programme is as follows:

Galway CityAbility West€1,000Sensory equipment
Galway CityAn Mheitheal Rothar€7,770Purchase of bicycle workshop tools & training equipment
Galway CityArd Alainn Clean up Group€1,930Lawnmowers, blower and road sweeper
Galway CityBallinfoile Castlegar NC€3,977Sports Equipment
Galway CityBallybane Community Resource Centre€999Repair of autodialler on lift
Galway CityBallybane Community Resource Centre€999Upgrade seating area in meeting room
Galway CityBallybane Community Resource Centre€282Repair of autodialler in lift in the community centre to facilitate wheelchair users
Galway CityBallybane Community Resource Centre€369Upgrade of meeting room facilities in the community centre
Galway CityBallybane Men’s Shed€1,900Defibrillator
Galway CityBallybane Sports and Community Development€750Safety Equipment
Galway CityBlue Teapot Theatre Company€3,167Upgrade kitchen facilities, new appliances
Galway CityBlue Teapot Theatre Company€500Upgrade of building to include energy efficiency equipment & disability access
Galway CityCairde Othair na Gaillimhe€8,364Purchase of software system to develop and support fundraising activity
Galway CityDRA Community Development€14,997Purchase and installation of a number and range of outdoor gym equipment items
Galway CityGalway Arts Centre€4,994Repair / restoration works to the original Georgian front door on building
Galway CityGalway Autism Partnership€2,870Upgrade playground and improve safety of Club premises
Galway CityGalway Centre for Independent Living€29,000Disability accessible transport vehicle
Galway CityGalway Centre for Independent Living€7,000Purchase of new replacement disability accessible vehicle
Galway CityGalway City Community Network€1,550Purchase of IT and other equipment (laptop computer, screen and office equipment)
Galway CityGalway City Partnership€11,820To renovate the board room / training room, purchase of ICT equipment
Galway CityGalway Community Circus€1,000IT Equipment
Galway CityGalway Community Circus€350Purchase of IT equipment
Galway CityGalway Film Centre€8,784Purchase of film making and animation equipment
Galway CityGalway Hibernians FC€11,548Development of Community Facility
Galway CityGalway Simon€14,950Vehicle
Galway CityGalway Simon Community€8,050Purchase of vehicle for use of Community Support Service
Galway CityHelplink Support Services CLG€6,502IT/Training Equipment and furniture
Galway CityHorses Connect€5,000Wheelchair ramp
Galway CityMerlinne Estates€2,270Purchase and installation of 5 no. granite signs for estate entrance
Galway CityMervue Active Retirement Association Bowls Club€1,345Sports equipment
Galway CityOur Lady’s Boys Club [OLBC}€6,299Upgrade of building at Galway Youth Federation and replacement of fire doors
Galway CityRenmore Active Retirement Group€720Sports Equipment
Galway CityShantalla Men’s Shed€7,500Building materials for extension of the workshop
Galway CityShantalla Men’s Shed€9,059Extension of workshop to support community workshop and disability access toilet
Galway CityTeach Áthais Childcare Centre Ltd€2,500Upgrade of building/playground interior and playground facilities
Galway CityThat’s Life Brother’s of Charity Service Galway€9,495Provide music making workshops
Galway CityWestside Age Inclusion€2,000IT Equipment
Galway CityWestside Arts Festival€770Outdoor signage to promote the Westside Arts Festival
Galway CityWestside Resource Centre CLG€5,200Safety Equipment
Galway CityWestside Resource Centre CLG€2,845Replacement of flooring in canteen/kitchen area and meeting room equipment
Galway CityWestside Resource Centre CLG€998Enhancement of Wi-Fi and reception area in Centre
Galway CityWhitehall Close Residents Group€10,804Sports Equipment
Galway CityWoodquay Residents Association (in partnership with Galway City Council)€4,651Support the Woodquay Park/create a space for whole community
Galway CityYouth Work Ireland – Westside Youth Project€1,000Composter, letterbox, non-slip mats, painting and repairs to building
Galway CountyAbbey Community Development Association€12,810Development of recreation facilities at Foroige Club
Galway CountyAbbeyknockmoy Community Playground Committee€12,810Equipment
Galway CountyAbbeyknockmoy Parish Society CLG€3,836Chairs
Galway CountyAlley Oop Basketball Skills€800Sports equipment
Galway CountyAnnaghdown Heritage Society€849Television
Galway CountyASD Parents Group Scoil Mhuire€8,930iPads and an iPad carrier
Galway CountyBallinakill New Hall€7,082Fit new kitchen, cooker hob, extractor hood, retile floor and walls
Galway CountyBallinasloe Cancer Support Centre Ltd€15,000Refurbishment of ground floor building and make wheelchair accessible
Galway CountyBallinasloe Rugby Football Club€10,675Funding for Astro turf all weather training and playing facility
Galway CountyBallinasloe Social Services Ltd€14,602Development of Community Centre
Galway CountyBallinasloe Tidy Towns€1,000Photography Equipment
Galway CountyBallinasloe Town Hall CLG€12,810Once off Maintenance
Galway CountyBearna na Forbacha Aontaithe€465Pop-up goals for academy (U7-U9’s)
Galway CountyBrigit’s Garden€12,810Ride on mower, poly tunnel and outdoor awning
Galway CountyBrothers of Charity Galway – SUAS Services€1,000IT Equipment
Galway CountyBurrenbeo Trust€1,000Projector, speakers, flipchart easel for education and training programmes
Galway CountyCairde Mor€12,810Enhance 1km of walkway and complete low level lighting, develop an off road walking trail
Galway CountyCaltra Community Centre€1,000Stone facing boundary wall onto main road
Galway CountyCastleblakeney Church Restoration Association Ltd€1,000IT Equipment – Laptop and Printer
Galway CountyClub Óige an Spidéil€1,000Treallamh –  Scooter boards, Mataí and pillúir, Folús Glantóir
Galway CountyClub Óige Leitir Mór€1,000Boscaí storáil agus treallamh spóirt le haghaidh an club óige
Galway CountyCois na Móna Residents Association€1,000Work on rockery at entrance of estate and shrub area at end of estate
Galway CountyCoiste Páirce na bPiarsaigh Rosmuc€10,580Develop an RV serviced station with 2 bays in Rosmuc
Galway CountyComhairle Muintir an Chaiseal Centre€3,118IT Equipment – iPad and Epson Perfection V550
Galway CountyComhar Caomhán Teo€12,414Giomnasiúm taobh amuigh a fhobairt (Develop outdoor gym)
Galway CountyConnemara Therapeutic Riding CLG€500Equipment
Galway CountyCorrib Mask Search and Rescue€1,000Laptop and projector
Galway CountyCúl an Tí€988Treallamh teicniúil agus uirlisí a cheannacht chun go mbeidh muid in ann sraith taispeántais
Galway CountyCumann na bhfear An Cheathrú Rua€1,251Glass kiln for training courses
Galway CountyDun an Oir Residents Association€2,115Once off maintenance
Galway CountyEast Galway Youth Project – Youth Work Ireland€1,000IT equipment – Smart TV and Laptop
Galway CountyEyrecourt and District Cardiac First Responders€850Manikins for CPR training and how to use defibrillator
Galway CountyFohenagh Killure Kilgerrill Community Council€4,500Banquet style chairs
Galway CountyForbairt Chonamara Láir Teo€10,580Develop RV serviced station with 2 bays
Galway CountyForbairt Phobail Maigh Cuilinn Teo€6,950Upgrade facilities
Galway CountyFr Sammon Community Centre Management Committee€12,810Redevelopment of community centre
Galway CountyGalway Mountain Rescue Association€1,000Mini crag rescue kit
Galway CountyGarrafrauns Community Council€1,000Tables
Galway CountyGlenamaddy Tidy Towns€12,810Enhancement to local turlough amenity area
Galway CountyGlinsk Community Childcare Centre – Caisleán Óir€8,687Extension of CCTV system
Galway CountyGort Community Council Ltd€5,043Industrial floor scrubber dryer
Galway CountyGort Resource Centre€10,000Maintenance to building, furnish it and make it suitable for a new Community Hub
Galway CountyInvolve Youth Project Ballinasloe€1,000Sports Equipment
Galway CountyIrish Wheelchair Association Tuam Resource Centre€1,000Accessible adjustable tables
Galway CountyKeelogues Cross Heritage Comm€1,000Repair and replace stone wall around grotto and repair fence
Galway CountyKilconnell Tidy Towns€10,000Improve common areas/spaces within the community and enhance community amenities
Galway CountyKinvara Area Visual Arts€8,000Remove/upgrade deteriorated toilet facility
Galway CountyLackagh Museum and Community Development Association€598Sandblasting Equipment for Men’s Shed
Galway CountyLaurencetown Community Development Group€12,810Redevelop green area in centre of the village
Galway CountyMonivea Community Alert Active Age€1,000Purchase of seating with tables
Galway CountyMountbellew District Development Association€1,000Replace lighting with energy efficient LED lighting
Galway CountyMoycullen Youth Club€981Provide safe fire proofed foam for seating
Galway CountyMuintearas Teo€15,000Athchóiriú ar ionaid an tsean tSiopa Tí Mhaoláin i gCaladh Gholaim
Galway CountyNaíolann na nOileáin€1,000Treallamh a chuir ar fáil do Seirbhís Cúram Iar Scoile a bhíonn á reachtáil i Naíolann na nOileán
Galway CountyNew Inn Community Centre€6,696Install gas instant hot shower pump/heaters to existing dressing rooms
Galway CountyNorth Connemara Voluntary Housing Association€1,000All-weather garden seating
Galway CountyOughterard Amateur Boxing Club€1,000Sports equipment
Galway CountyOughterard Youth Club€1,000Gaming consoles for youth club
Galway CountyPairc na hAbhainn Residents Association€1,000Benches and paint front wall at entrance
Galway CountyPortumna Chamber of Commerce€950Welcome signage to enhance the access to Irish and international tourists
Galway CountySarsfield GAA€8,617Construction of walkway and resurfacing works at GAA grounds
Galway CountyShannonside Community Group€1,000Upgrade of Shragh Community Centre
Galway CountySportlann Naomh Anna CTR€9,375Spin bikes
Galway CountySt Jarlath’s Court Residents Association€1,000Outdoor furniture
Galway CountySt Joseph’s Court Residents Association€1,839Laptops
Galway CountySt. Gabriel’s GAA€11,593Renovate existing showers and disabled toilet
Galway CountySylane Camogie Mothers and Others€1,000Sports equipment and first aid supplies
Galway CountyThe Artfarm Collective€1,000IT equipment – Laptop
Galway CountyThe Irish Workhouse Centre€1,000Glass cabinets and display unit for Tourist Information Centre
Galway CountyTommy Larkins GAA Club€6,500Dug outs at pitch
Galway CountyTuam Community Childcare Centre c/o WTID€1,000Camera’s to enhance current CCTV system
Galway CountyTuam Community Training Centre€1,870Once-off maintenance – repair flat roof, re-felt and paint
Galway CountyTuam Youth Services€1,000Yoga mats and bean bags
Galway CountyVision Arch Club€1,000Construct a community/sensory garden
Galway CountyWest Coast United€1,000Sports Equipment
Galway CountyWestern Traveller and Intercultural Development€13,243Improvement works at Harmony Hall Youth/Community Centre
Galway CountyWestern Traveller and Intercultural Development – Men’s Shed€879Bandsaw
Galway CountyWilliamstown Development Committee€9,500Finish path surface from top of Bog Walk trail to the green area
Briain Kelly
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