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|
|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|