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Community Enhancement Programme 2020 for Community Centres and Community Buildings approved for Galway City


Community Enhancement Programme 2020 for Community Centres and Community Buildings approved for Galway City

Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) have this week approved grants totalling €109,412 to a wide range of local groups and organisations in Galway City under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020 for Community Centres and Community Buildings.

The funding approved by Galway City LCDC will provide capital grants towards the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings. This funding is available under the Governments July stimulus package and is targeted at measures that stimulate local economies, while enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas across Galway City.

In total 20 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 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 2020/2021. The Community Enhancement Programme for Community Centres and Community Buildings 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 for Community Centres and Community Buildings 2020 please see listings below.

 

   

Ref No.

Name of Group / Organisation

Purpose of Grant

Amount allocated

CEP 1

Westside Age Inclusion Ltd.

Upgrade of community facility to include electrical and heating system works for laundry service

€2,045

CEP 3

St. James GAA Club (Mervue Clubhouse)

Upgrade of clubhouse facility to include works required for kitchen and changing facilities in line with adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19

€2,855

CEP 4

Croí na Gaillimhe

Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 – maintenance works to public access area, upgrade works to toilet facility and meeting room

€4,490

CEP 5

Galway Autism Partnership

Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 - refurbishment of GAP sensory room and upgrade of furniture items for use

€12,000

CEP 6

Ballybane Community Organic Garden

Improvement and upkeep works to the garden area - re-roofing of outdoor structure and erect shelter belt around the garden area

€1,300

CEP 7

Galway City Partnership

Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 for Artisan Workshop space

€2,975

CEP 8

Fáilte Area Community Services, Brothers of Charity Galway

Installation of new outdoor structure in existing community space to enhance sensory garden, to include the purchase, delivery and associated building and installation works

€10,000

CEP 9

Galway Simon Community

Maintenance and improvement works required for community garden space in line with COVI9-19 and accessibility improvements

€8,000

CEP 10

Shantalla Men's Shed

Upgrade and improvement works to community facility, to include energy efficiency works, upgrade kitchen facilities and outdoor maintenance for pathways / drainage

€8,415

CEP 11

Ballinfoile Mór Community Garden

Extend existing roof structure to create and improve permanent outdoor area for year round use

€2,850

CEP 12

COPE Galway Older People's Service

Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include purchase of gazebo and associated furniture / seating

€2,990

CEP 13

Ballybane Community Resource Centre

Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include installation of new flooring and purchase of protective screening

€4,510

CEP 14

The Melting Pot Luck

Upgrade of kitchen facilities to include modifications, improvement and purchase of equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

€5,210

CEP 15

Galway Cheshire House

Development of community facility to include the provision of a wheelchair accessible pathway and outdoor area

€2,430

CEP 16

St. James Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Safety equipment – purchase and installation of fire alarm at Renmore Clubhouse

€1,420

CEP 17

Westside Resource Centre CLG

Adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19, to include safety and adaptation works required for new larger meeting room in community facility

€6,755

CEP 18

Le Cheile Westside Co. Ltd.

Purchase of IT equipment and improvement works to training room in line with adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19 

€2,200

CEP 19

DRA CDC CLG  (Doughiska Roscam Ardaun Community Development Company)

Development of new outdoor communal area at Cumasu Centre, to include renovation, construction and associated works 

€25,622

CEP 20

CAPE Youth Project, Youth Work Ireland Galway

Purchase and installation of new intercom system to improve access

€1,760

CEP 22

Westside Youth Project - Youth Work Ireland, Galway

Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include maintenance works to communal area and purchase of additional items of equipment for youth space

€1,585

 

 

Total Amount Allocated

€109,412