City council announces Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2018

Local organisations encourage to apply by June 8 deadline

Local organisations throughout Galway city planning events in their areas in the coming months may be eligible for funding under the Galway City Council's Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2018.

Under the scheme, small, local, festivals around the city have received support to involve and engage local people to contribute to a sense of community in old and new estates and areas. A total fund of €8,000 is available this year and interested local groups are invited to apply. In 2017, events and festivals in Doughiska, Tirellan, and Westside received funding.

Grants will not be awarded for occasional or “once-off” events such as musical performances, national day celebrations or sports days. The scheme is quite specifically designed to support small-scale local events organised by local people in 2018.

Application form is available from Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, and via www.galwaycity.ie/application-forms The form has been designed to be as simple as possible and includes the criteria that will be used for assessing eligibility. Completed application forms should be returned by Friday June 8 to the Community & Culture Department of Galway City Council. Decisions on grant-aid will be made in June 2018.

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