Friday is the closing day for applications for the Galway City Council Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2016. A fund of €8,000 is available this year and interested local groups are invited to apply.
In previous years, small, local, festivals around the city, have received support to involve and engage local people to contribute to, and help further foster a sense of community. In 2015, events and festivals in, Doughiska, Renmore, 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 application form is available from Galway City Council 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 May 27 to the Community & Culture Department of Galway City Council.
Decisions on grant-aid will be made in June.