GRD are currently the lead on the County Galway Integration and Diversity Strategy (2013-2017). As part of a new initiative, GRD is now inviting applications from suitably qualified organisations/schools, with experience of working with children at risk of early school leaving but particularly those from the Traveller and minority ethnic communities, to access a PILOT Homework Support Programme in County Galway in 2016. Read more
The HSE has been allocated National Lottery Funding for distribution to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding for suitable projects. Read more
Check out our Facebook page for the latest funding opportunities for communities and enterprises. The deadline for Social Entrepreneurs programme is 7th April. Other funding includes IPB Community Engagement Fund which is open for applications until 26th April, the Waterways Ireland grant scheme has a deadline of 22nd April and the National Transport Authority have launched a grant scheme which can provide up to €10,000 for a registered taxi driver to upgrade their taxi to a wheelchair accessible vehicle. This grant scheme runs until October 2016. Read more
In addition to the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund which we published details about previously, applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora. The initiative, launched in 2014, builds on the community involvement legacy of The Gathering 2013 and is a joint partnership between Galway County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.
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.