I am delighted that 38 County Galway community groups have been allocated grants totalling €143,000 under the Department of Rural and Comunity Development’s Community Enhancement Programme.
The grants, which are allocated to individual groups by Galway County Council, will benefit both medium and small-scale community projects and initiatives.
I am very pleased that the funding from my Department will benefit so many groups across the county, including 20 in Galway East.
The Community Enhancement Programme is vital for the support it gives to the needs of our local groups who do so much good work in our communities.
The medium-scale projects to benefit will each receive €15,000. They are for: The Mall Theatre, Tuam, to re-roof and waterproof the building; Mullagh GAA Club to extend and refurbish its community centre; Dunmore Tidy Towns for the provision of a pathway/cycleway to enable safe access from the village to Graveyard Park and the Ability West Group Home; Caltra Community Centre for a footpath to link the Community Centre, GAA grounds, playground and playschool to the village; Clann Resource Centre, Connemara, to insulate and upgrade the vacant old school building for use as a Youth Café; Clarinbridge Men’s Shed for the renovation of the Parish Hall, including the fitting out of sheds; and Mountbellew Community Centre for energy efficiency works.
Galway East groups receiving grants under the programme for small-scale projects include Claregalway Drama Festival, Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association, Dunmore Community Sports Group, Mountbellew District Development Association, Gort Cancer Support Group Ltd, Old Tuam Society, Annaghdown Heritage Society, Tuam and District Mental Health Association, Ballymoe Development Co Ltd, Mountbellew Heritage and Tourism Network CLG, Milltown Development Company, South East Galway IRD Ltd, Abbeyknockmoy Parish Society CLG and Kiltullagh/Killimordaly Community Alert groups.
The total funding for grants to small scale projects in Galway East is €15,141.