Programme Goals

There are three key programme goals of the new programme. 

  1. Goal 1 - Promote awareness, knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community services.
  2. Goal 2-  Increase access to formal and informal educational, recreational and cultural development activities and resources.
  3. Goal 3-  Increase the work readiness of people to enter the labour market.

On an annual basis Galway Rural Development formulates its development priorities under each of the programme goals and it is intended that these development priorities will fully complement our range of other development programmes including LEADER 2014 - 2020, the Rural Social Scheme, TÚS and the Community Employment Scheme.  The programme also complements and support a range of other initiatives delivered from agencies such as Pobal,  the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (GRETB) and the Department of Social Protection amongst others.

For more details, please contact

Galway Rural Development, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 (0)91 844335
Fax: +353 (0)91 845365

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.