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COVID-19 Emergency Funding approved by Galway City Council

COVID-19 Emergency Funding approved by Galway City Council

Galway City Council has approved grants totalling €29,180 under the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support a wide range of local community and voluntary groups and organisations operating throughout Galway City involved in the delivery of COVID-19 community response efforts.

As part of the Galway City Community Call initiative, 15 projects have been approved funding which give financial assistance towards exceptional, once-off costs related to the response to COVID-19.

The Department of Rural and Community Development provided this funding to Galway City Council to administer locally in order to provide immediate and urgently needed funding, targeted appropriately throughout the City.

For a full list of projects approved under the COVID-19 Emergency Fund please see below

The Community Call, a major initiative that links local and national Government with the community and voluntary sectors has been operating in Galway City since 30th March 2020. The purpose of the Community Call is to coordinate community activity, direct community assistance to where it is needed, and harness the volunteering energy of Galway City.

The Community Call Helpline, which forms part of this is here for anyone you may know who needs:

  • Food, household items, fuel, medications collected or delivered
  • Someone to talk to or other social supports
  • Meals delivery
  • Response to Garda related concerns
  • Help with other medical or health needs

The Galway City Community Call Helpline is Freephone 1800 400 150 with lines open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. The dedicated email address is   


Name of Group / Organisation

Purpose of Funding

Amount Approved

Family Carers Ireland

COVID-19 PPE pack for Family Carers


Galway Centre for Independent Living

Purchase of PPE for personal assistants and home help personnel


Ard Family Resource Centre

Printing flyers/posters in different languages with COVID-19 advice


Domestic Violence Response

Increase front line service provision to provide practical and emotional support


Enable Ireland

Purchase of ICT equipment for remote service provision


Blood Bike West Ltd.

Funding to cover additional operating costs in line with increased service provision


Irish Wheelchair Association

Purchase of ICT equipment for online / remote access with vulnerable members


Galway Red Cross

Purchase of PPE for volunteers


Galway City Community Network

Funding support for the provision of meals for families in need


Galway City Partnership

COVID-19 Carebox for older people and people cocooning


Galway City Partnership

Purchase 6 ACORN age friendly smart tablets


COPE Galway

Increase production and service provision for Meals4Health


Independent Living Movement Ireland (Galway Activism)

Develop and provide online workshops and peer support


Croí Heart & Stroke Charity

Deliver specialist stroke exercise sessions


Galway Traveller Movement

Funding for wrap around service provision for Traveller families in need