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Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021

Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021


-  Grants for Local Festivals In The City

Galway City Council has announced its Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme for 2021. Local communities planning festivals or events in their areas in the city in the coming months may be eligible for a small scale grant under this scheme.

Galway City Council supports community festivals in local areas to encourage participation in community life. The Council will support festivals or events which are organised and run by local residents as a way to reconnect the local community in line with the next and final phase of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Public health measures, guidance and advice that will come into place during September and October must be followed to enable us to come together to protect ourselves and to live our lives to the fullest extent possible. 

In previous years, a number and range of small scale local festivals and events at community level received small scale funding to encourage, support and celebrate participation by local residents in community life in neighbourhoods across Galway City.

A total fund of €12,000 is available this year and interested local communities are invited to apply. If your local communities is planning a festival or event in your local area you may be eligible for a small scale grant under this scheme. This scheme is quite specifically designed to support small scale local festivals or events organised by local people in 2021.

Applications can be completed online at 

All proposals must comply with COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines.

For any queries in relation to the above please email Emma Johnston / Angela Breslin at 

The closing date for applications online under the Local Community Festivals 2021 is Friday, 1st October 2021 at 4.00pm.