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Community Enhancement Programme 2020 approved for Galway City


Community Enhancement Programme 2020 approved for Galway City

Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) have this week approved grants totalling €55,368 to a wide range of local groups and organisations in Galway City under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020.

The funding approved by Galway City LCDC ranges in support to a number of small scale capital projects and larger capital projects, all aimed at addressing disadvantage and providing much needed funding to communities across Galway City.

In total 25 projects have been approved funding for a variety of capital projects that will enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas, targeted appropriately towards the areas that need it most. A number of the grants approved are small capital grants of €1,000 or less, providing support to smaller community projects to get off the ground. In addition a number of grants were approved funding for capital expenditure on adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, given the impact this has had on many local groups and organisations throughout Galway City.

All of the projects receiving funding relate to one or more of the key priority areas as identified in the Galway City Local Economic & Community Plan 2015 – 2021 and the ongoing delivery of these projects during 2020 will support the delivery of many of the collaborative actions which will be of great benefit to local communities in Galway City.

This funding was welcomed by Galway City LCDC who look forward to the successful delivery of these projects in 2020. The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Galway City LCDC.

For a full list of projects approved under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 please see listings below.

Community Enhancement Programme 2020 – Grants Approved   

Name of Group / Organisation

Purpose of Grant

Grant Approved

Blue Teapot Theatre Company

Purchase of lockable interior door to upgrade day facility room for people with intellectual disabilities.
Purchase of COVID-19 health and safety upgrades

€778

Merlin Woods Tennis Club

Purchase of Sports Equipment - Tennis scoreboard/Tennis balls

€450

Kara Short Mat Bowls Club

Purchase of Sports Equipment - Sets of Bowls and Lifters

€830

The Eglinton Community Organic Garden

Purchase of Garden Shed, shelves and garden bench to develop community facility

€798

Merlin Woods Sports Club

Purchase of Sports Equipment to develop and improve skills

€1,000

St. James Ladies Football Club

Purchase of Sports Equipment – Nets, flags and goal posts

€845

Walk The Talk Galway

Purchase of Sports Equipment to encourage participants to engage in activities

€930

Galway Community Circus

Purchase of signage to enhance facility used by the local community

€1,000

Ballybane Study Club Project - Galway City Partnership

Purchase of IT Equipment to support children’s education

€2,957

 

Ballybane Afterschool Project - Galway City Partnership

Purchase of IT Equipment, educational games and COVID-19 equipment to support the service

€1,880

 

Ballybane & Doughiska Sports Hub

Purchase of storage equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

€2,977

 

Sexual Health West (Formerly AIDS West)

Purchase of IT, safety and COVID-19 equipment to allow Sexual Health West to reopen their office efficiently and safely

€4,169

 

Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre

Purchase of laptops/webcams and training equipment to facilitate courses and workshops in the community in line with COVID-19

€4,540

 

Westside Age Inclusion Ltd

Purchase of energy efficient machines for services provided to the community

€3,300

 

Galway City Partnership

Purchase of IT Equipment to support social inclusion services

€2,200

 

BRIDGE (Building a Receptive and Integrated Galway of Equals)

Purchase of IT Equipment and COVID-19 equipment to deliver training to the refugee and migrant community 

€2,397

 

Westside Community Organic Garden

To purchase equipment - lawnmower and materials to build wheelchair accessible raised beds

€1,162

 

Teach Áthais Childcare Centre Ltd

Upgrade of play area needed as a result of COVID-19

€2,991

 

Access for All

Purchase of IT Equipment and COVID-19 adaptations for blind and visually impaired

€1,608

 

Galway African Diaspora Ireland

Purchase of sound equipment to promote afro music in the City

€1,500

 

Cumann na bhFear Sandy Road Galway

Purchase of blacksmith forge and wood lathe to facilitate the upskilling of the group

€3,000

 

Olympic Boxing Club

Purchase of locker system, separate training ring for juvenile boxers, COVID-19 safety and sanitation equipment, IT Equipment for COVID-19 signage

€2,500      

 

Foróige Galway STEAM Project

Purchase of Laptops to support families to access IT Equipment

€5,000

 

Galway Centre for Independent Living Ltd.

Purchase of IT Equipment, Safety Equipment and Signage needed as a result of COVID-19 to support the service for Galway City

€5,000

 

Amdalah Africa Foundation  - AMDAF

Purchase of IT Equipment and speaker system for use by the community group

€1,556

 

 

Total Amount Allocated

€55,368