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Funding for National Community Weekend - May 4th to 6th 2019


Funding for National Community Weekend - May 4th to 6th 2019

The Department of Rural & Community Development have announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2019 (4th to 6th May). Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their local areas, aiming to celebrate the spirit of community that exists across the country and to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area. Events could be centred around food, sport, the environment or health and culture.

The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.

Events will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (4-6 May) 2019. The days will be getting longer and the summer will be just upon us.

Galway City Council, through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications from interested community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents’ committees within the Galway City administrative area for small scale funding under the National Community Event 2019.

The success of this initiative lies in having local communities coming together to plan events that will work best for their area. This celebration belongs to everyone. We don’t want to tell communities what they should do, events will be very much driven by communities. These could include themes around sport, history, baking, anything that will help neighbours to come together. It could be as simple as neighbours coming together for a cup of tea and a chat.

The event is a chance for people to foster a sense of helping each other by coming together, not just on that day, but all year round. It’s the chance for everyone to get to know all members of their community, to reconnect with neighbours and have a celebration together that is open, inclusive and local.

Application Forms and Guidelines are available from the Community & Culture Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Rd, Galway or by contacting 091-536808 /091 536406. Applications Forms are also available by email to candc@galwaycity.ie and to download here:

Galway City National Community Weekend 2019 Application Form.docx

Galway City National Community Weekend 2019 Guidelines.docx

The_Big_Hello_Welcome_Pack_Web.pdf

Please note that the closing date for applications under the National Community Event 2019 is Monday, 25 March, 2019 at 4.00pm.