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Community Facilities Scheme 2017

Galway Rural Development - Monday, June 12, 2017

Galway County Local Community Development Committee has been allocated a fund of €64,500 by the Department of Housing, Community and Local Government, from which it can allocate up to €1,000 per project to Community Groups in County Galway.

The Scheme will provide small-scale grants for community groups all across Ireland.  It operates alongside other schemes and programmes already in place in communities, but groups can only use this funding for capital projects, or part of a capital project.

The Galway County Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Municipal Districts of Galway County Council will administer the Scheme on behalf of the Department. The Galway County LCDC has decided to give priority in its award of grants to projects which will meet the goals and objectives of increasing Health and Wellbeing in County Galway as outlined in Theme 4 of the Galway County Local Economic and Community Plan.

Communities Facilities Scheme funding is only for capital projects, or capital parts of projects In cases where both current and capital works are carried out together, only the capital part can get funding from this Scheme Match-funding from other sources is not required in order to be approved for a grant.

The Scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of 1,000 euro per project.

How to apply
Your group must submit a completed Community Facilities Scheme Application Form to:
Community, Enterprise & Economic Development Section,
Galway County Council. Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway
or by email to:

By 5pm 30th June 2017

For any queries please email Ann Mallaghan : or by mobile to 087 2839719

To download the guidelines and application form click on the links below:

Community Facilities Scheme Guidelines

Community Facilities Scheme Application Form

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.