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Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2019

Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2019


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 2018, events and festivals including ones in Ballybane, Westside and Knocknarra amongst others 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 2019.

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

LCF Grant application form 2019.pdf

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, 24th May 2019 at 4.00 pm to the Community & Culture Department of Galway City Council and decisions on grant-aid are expected to be finalised in June 2019.