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An additional €1.7 million is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups to deal with COVID-19.

Galway Rural Development - Monday, January 04, 2021

  •    This funding will be administered locally by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) across the country, with support from their Local Authority. Applications for funding can be made to the County Galway LCDC. The allocation to County Galway is €53,203.
  •   The grants are intended to assist local community and voluntary groups to adapt their services and operations to fit the new COVID-19 reality and are consistent with an action assigned to the Department of Rural and Community Affairs under the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. It will seek to assist participation in the #Keepwell campaign, in particular with the three themes that are most reliant on the involvement of local groups : staying connected, switching off and being creative, and minding your mood.
  •   The fund provides grants to help animate community groups to enable them to become more involved in the Government's 'Keep Well' campaign. Further details on this campaign are available here.

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.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.