Twelve local community festivals awarded funding by city council

Galway daily news Twelve local community festivals awarded funding by city council

Galway City will get to enjoy twelve community festivals in the coming months which have been approved funding by the city council.

The council advertised back in September for local communities planning small festivals in their area to apply for small scale grants to help bring them to life.

Of the €12,000 which was available through the Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme this year, €9,984 has been awarded for twelve events.

The purpose of this scheme is to support festivals or events which are organised and run by local residents as a way to reconnect the community in line with the next and final phase of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full list of festivals which are being supported by the city council is:

Name of Group / Organisation Purpose of Grant Grant Approved
Ballybane Taskforce


Launch of the Ballybane Community Café Space €564
Claddagh school of music


Live from Galway Community Christmas Concert €850
Coogan Park Residents Association


Coogan Park Community Memorial Day 2021 €800
Galway African Diaspora-Ireland


Galway Afrika Abu Festival €1,200
Galway Cycling Campaign


Galway Cross-City Community Cyclebus Event


Galway Hooker Sailing Club


Community Festival for the launch of the ‘Loveen’ (restored Galway Hooker) €1,000
Galway Indian Cultural Community (GICC)


Christmas & New Year Community Celebration 2021 €1,000
Merlin Woods Allotments


Merlin Woods Allotments Harvest Event €500
Shantalla Community Allotments


Harvest Festival at Shantalla Allotments €370
Shining Light Galway


Shining Light Community Physical Health & Well-Being Saturday Series €500
Westside Arts Festival


Westside Christmas Concert


Yoruba Heritage Art and Culture Afrobeat Music Festival €1,000
Total Amount Allocated  €9,984