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Sleep Out for Simon welcomes new community team for annual event

Galway Simon Community has welcomed Oranmore-Maree as a new Community Team for their annual Sleep Out for Simon event which will take place virtually...

Galway Simon welcomes latest decrease in homelessness figures

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has welcomed the decrease in the number of people living in emergency accommodation in the West, but has...

Sleep Out for Simon goes virtual to fight homelessness!

Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched their annual Sleep Out for Simon event with a new focus, the homelessness fundraiser is going virtual. Normally,...

Youth homelessness on the rise in Galway

Galway Simon Community has expressed concerns that homelessness among young people is increasing in Galway and the charity has called for the new government...

4% decrease in number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West

There has been a 4% decrease in the number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West in April 2020, compared the same time...

Galway Simon asks people to hold onto charity shop donations

The Galway Simon Community has closed both of its charity shops in the city, but is asking people to hold onto anything they were...

Galway TD urges people to “go the extra mile” supporting charities during crisis

Galway East TD Seán Canney is urging people "go the extra mile" in supporting charities, when their services are more in...

Local A Capella group raise almost €50k for the fight against homelessness with Christmas concerts

Local music group the A Capella Knights recently celebrated raising almost €50k for homelessness services in Galway. Each...

Galway Simon says affordable accommodation at “critical level”

The supply of affordable accommodation to rent in Galway is at a critical level according to the latest housing report from the Galway Simon...

Photography book sales raise €14,000 for Galway Simon Community

Long standing Simon Community supporter, Vincent Butler, produced a book of photography last year called ‘Sixty Photographs for Simon’. This stunning photography contains, you guessed...

Knights Before Christmas concert returns in aid of Galway Simon

The annual ‘Knights Before Christmas Concert’ returns again this year to the Galway Cathedral to support the Galway Simon Community. The Galway based A Capella...

Local coffee shop celebrates first anniversary by donating proceeds to the Galway Simon Community

The Knocknacarra coffee shop Baby Ground & Co recently celebrated their first year in business with a charity give back to the Galway Simon...

Galway Simon Sleep Out raises over €70,000 to fight homelessness

The most recent Galway Simon Community Sleep Out was a huge success, with over €70,000 raised to help prevent homelessness across Galway. Earlier this month...

Galway Simon Community marks 40 years fighting homelessness

The Galway Simon Community is inviting the people of Galway to join them in marking 40 years of the fight against homelessness later this...

Marathon mountain climb raises funds for Galway Simon

One man raised over €3,000 for the Galway Simon Community in its fight against homelessness by climbing 32 peaks in Ireland just a teeny...

Galway homelessness project receives Human Rights and Equality grant funding

A Galway homelessness project is among those awarded funding for work focused on human rights and equality by the IHRC. The Irish Human Right Commission...

Homelessness in the west is four times higher than 2015

The Galway Simon Community has raised serious concerns at numbers showing that homelessness in the West of Ireland has jumped four-fold in just four...

Tech giants raise €40,000 for Galway Simon Community

A group of tech giants based in Galway city have raised almost €40,000 to help the Galway Simon Community's fight against homelessness this year. Hewlett...

Galway Simon sleep out coming to Salthill

The Galway Simon Community is teaming up with the Village Salthill this year for the annual Simon Sleep Out in October. People from the community...

Galway Simon finds zero city rental properties within HAP limits

There are zero rental properties in Galway city available within HAP limits according to the latest study by the Galway Simon Community. The Locked Out...
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