Ten local health and well-being projects receive grants from LCDC

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Grants totalling €30,000 have been approved for ten community, voluntary and sporting organisations in the city which are involved in improving the health and well-being of people in the community.

The funding, approved by Galway City Local Community Development Committee, comes under the newly established Healthy Ireland Community Mental Health Fund (CMHF) Small Grant Scheme 2020.

In total ten projects have been approved funding and all relate to one or more of the key priority areas as identified in Healthy Galway City Strategy 2019-2021.

The funding was welcomed by Galway City LCDC, which is looking forward to the successful delivery of these projects this year.

Name of Group / Organisation Purpose of Grant Grant Approved
Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre Delivery of care packages along with a programme of events, which would take place once a week over a period of 12 weeks Programme activities to include, but not limited to; Chair Yoga, 5 Ways to Wellness Talk, Cooking Demonstration, Art. €2,814.90
Galway Centre for Independent Living CLG To get people singing. This project will see the people supported by GCIL join online singing events organised by GCIL. This will include singing lessons, sing-along sessions and the formation of a GCIL Choir. €1,190.10
ARD Family Resource Centre To run an interdisciplinary arts project, titled ‘Happy Out’ with a group of 12 young people between the ages of 8-12 years. €2,920.00
Youth Work Ireland Galway Participants are all young people from the Travelling community, they will receive instruction, support and education about wellness and nutrition €2,330.00
ARD Family Resource Centre – Community Sports Hub Our Sisters in Sport programme will begin from the age of 0 to 18 years. The first two parts of the programme will focus on mothers and babies: Mother & Baby Movement (0-2 years) and Mother & Toddler (2+years). Sisters in Sport programme to participate in a wide variety of sports such as: capoeira, rugby, volleyball, water sports, and basketball. €3,000.00
Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) Deliver a series of 3 workshops called: “Promoting Diversity and Equality in Mental Health Practice: The Traveller voice”. This training programme will be delivered to mental health service providers working in Galway City €3,000.00
Galway Community Circus Run a workshop programme for young people using circus as a unique way to teach anxiety management techniques and improve mental health and wellbeing €4,980.00
COPE Galway A gardening project for individuals who use their service in their new Emergency accommodation at Glen Oaks Hotel €2,865.00
ATMOS Collective “Here Am I” is a community film initiative, which will support and facilitate older people impacted by isolation in Galway to make their own self-expressive film and sound projects €2,900.00
Galway Sports Partnership 80 Community Health & Well Being Boards, interactive with social media The Boards will be strategically placed in 80 local (TBC) sports clubs €4,000.00


  Total Amount Allocated €30,000.00