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Social Inclusion Week 2014, 13th - 19th October

Aug 25, 2014

Galway City Council's annual Social Inclusion Week 2014 will take place from the 13th to 19th of October, 2014. Social Inclusion Week is a celebration of participation, equality and inclusion and this year we are aiming to ensure that even more people join in and get involved in the events and activities. Events were held last year throughout the city targeting many of our target groups including older people, people with disabilities, lone parents, children, people from ethnic minority backgrounds etc. The week will be used to highlight social inclusion initatives that are taking place locally and highlight poverty and social exclusion issues both locally and nationally. Galway City Council will make a once-off contribution to the maximum of €200.00 for each event and will provide co-ordination, support and other resources as required.

Who can participate?

Any group or organisation with a social inclusion focus or remit can participate and host an event during social inclusion week, for example libraries, the community and voluntary sector, sporting organisations, educational organisations, state agencies plus other relevant stakeholders.

Examples of events

You may already have events planned that you can hold during the week which we would be delighted to help promote and advertise as part of our brochure. A huge variety of activities can be held and examples of events previously held include Art Exhibitions, Intercultural Storytelling, Short Films, Sporting Events, Activities in the Libraries, Intercultural Community Choir, Open Community Meeting with AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd, Schools Events, Youth Work, Family Inclusion Day, COPE Galway Resettlement & Tenancy Support Services Towards Independence Project - A Community Garden, DREAM - a collobrative project in visual arts by people with disabilities & 'Lets get Together' a collabroative art project between the Brothers of Charity Art Group and a group of African Students

If you are interested in hosting an event or activity please complete the attached form and return by Friday 19th September, 2014.


Sharon Lawless
Social Inclusion Officer / Access Officer
Housing & Social Inclusion
Galway City Council
City Hall
College Road

091 - 536498 / 087 - 9353778