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Funding Workshops in February for community groups

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, February 05, 2019
It is that time of year again. Funding time!

The Galway County PPN are organising funding workshops for community and voluntary groups across the county in February .  GRD will have a stand at these workshops and give a 10-15 minute general presentation on the supports/grants that they have for community groups in the county.

Galway County Council will be giving a presentation on their Community Support Scheme for community groups which will be open for applications in February with a closing date of 28th February.

The following are the dates and venues of the workshops;

  • Tuesday, February 5th, St. Fursa’s Parish Hall , Church Rd, Headford @ 7.30pm   
  • Monday, February 11th, The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna @ 7.30pm
  • Wednesday, February 13th, Peacocks Hotel, Maam Cross @ 7.30pm
  • Monday, February 18th,  Clarinbridge GAA Centre, Clarinbridge @ 7.30pm
  • Tuesday, February 19th, Mountbellew Community centre, Ballygar rd, Mountbellew @ 7.30pm

Come along and find out about what funding support might be available for your group.

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Rural Social Scheme & Tús Information Meetings

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Promoting Health and Wellbeing of Older People in our Community

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ageing, dementia, support services, finance, fair deal scheme, loneliness and community supports for both urban and rural older people are some of the important topics which will be discussed at the upcoming ‘Advancing Care in the Community for Older People’ public information event being hosted free of charge by Nursing Homes Ireland West Region, taking place in The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill, Galway on Saturday 26th January. Read more

FREE Cookery Course in Tuam, 23rd Wednesday 10- 1.

Galway Rural Development - Monday, January 21, 2019
Following on from the HSE Feeding your Baby course last Tuesday, GRD are now supporting a FREE cookery course to help you with ideas for tasty food for your baby. This Wednesday, 23rd January at the Irish Wheelchair Centre in Tuam. Read more

HSE Information Session on Weaning taking place in Tuam on 14th January

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Good tips on tasty food for tots! Galway Rural Development will be co-ordinating the cookery sessions that follow on from this HSE information session. Read more


Galway Rural Development - Thursday, January 03, 2019

Targeted Call for LEADER: Read more

Christmas Greetings from all at Galway Rural Development

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, December 20, 2018

Galway Rural Development sends you all the best for the festive season. Read more

Business Boost Seminars coming up in Connemara

Galway Rural Development - Monday, November 19, 2018
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GRD Autumn Courses for September 2018

Galway Rural Development - Friday, August 24, 2018

Galway Rural Development is running out a number of courses and training days in the Autumn . Here is information about the courses running out in East Galway. Information on courses in Connemara will be published soon. Read more

GRD Job Vacancy

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 31, 2018


Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

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