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Galway City Council Local Community Festivals Grants Launched

Jun 6, 2017

Galway City Council has announced its annual Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme. Local organisations planning events in their areas in the city in the coming months may be eligible for a grant under this scheme.

In previous years, small, local festivals around the city have received support to involve and engage local people to contribute to a sense of community in old and new estates and areas

In 2016, events and festivals in, Doughiska, Renmore, Tirellan and Westside received funding. A total fund of €8,000 is available this year and interested local groups are invited to apply.

Grants will not be awarded for occasional or "once-off" events such as musical performances, national day celebrations or sports days and this scheme is quite specifically designed to support small-scale local events organised by local people in 2017.

The application form is available from Galway City Council and on the web at

The form has been designed to be as simple as possible and includes the criteria that will be used for assessing eligibility. Completed application forms should be returned by Friday, 8th June to the Community & Culture Department of Galway

City Council and decisions on grant-aid will be made in June 2017.