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Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021

Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021


Galway City Council announced the Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme for 2021, inviting local communities planning festivals or events in their areas in the city in the coming months to apply for a small scale grant under this scheme.

In total 12 projects have been approved funding for a variety of events/festivals throughout the city organised by local residents.

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. 

The Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021 is funded by Galway City Council.

For a full list of events/festivals approved under the Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021 please see listings below.

 Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2021 – Grants Approved 

Name of Group / Organisation

Purpose of Grant

Grant Approved

Ballybane Taskforce 


Launch of the Ballybane Community Café Space


Claddagh school of music 


Live from Galway Community Christmas Concert


Coogan Park Residents Association 


Coogan Park Community Memorial Day 2021


Galway African Diaspora-Ireland


Galway Afrika Abu Festival 


Galway Cycling Campaign


Galway Cross-City Community Cyclebus Event 



Galway Hooker Sailing Club


Community Festival for the launch of the 'Loveen' (restored Galway Hooker)


Galway Indian Cultural Community (GICC)


Christmas & New Year Community Celebration 2021


Merlin Woods Allotments


Merlin Woods Allotments Harvest Event 


Shantalla Community Allotments


Harvest Festival at Shantalla Allotments


Shining Light Galway


Shining Light Community Physical Health & Well-Being Saturday Series 


Westside Arts Festival


Westside Christmas Concert 



Yoruba Heritage Art and Culture

Afrobeat Music Festival



Total Amount Allocated