€275,000 for Galway under the Community Enhancement Programme

Hildegarde Naughton TD

Galway West – South Mayo

Friday 3rd January 2020


Community projects in Galway to receive over €275,000 from the Community Enhancement Programme – Naughton

Programme provides small grants to enhance facilities in communities throughout the country

64 community projects in Galway City and County have been granted funding amounting to over €275,000, under the Community Enhancement Programme, local Fine Gael TD, Hildegarde Naughton, has said.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has confirmed that 2,106 community initiatives around the country have been allocated a total of €4,524,124 under his Department’s Community Enhancement Programme.

Deputy Naughton said: “This funding for 64 local community projects will benefit the people who need it most here in Galway.

“The Community Enhancement Programme provides capital grants to community groups to help them to enhance facilities in disadvantaged communities. It supports a range of activities in all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and supporting the elderly.

“Examples of the Galway projects to receive funding are:

  • Clarinbridge Men’s Shed, who will receive €15,000 for the renovation of the unused Parish Hall including fitting out of sheds for use as Men’s Shed.
  • Oranmore Tidy Towns, who will receive €2500 towards the Development of an inclusive walkway in a woodland area.
  • Galway Connect, Barna, who will receive €23,500 for the purchase of accessible bus to transport elderly people and carers to weekly and fortnightly clubs and outings/events.
  • St. James GAA Club in Renmore, who will receive €19,000 for renovation works to the Clubhouse, to include conversion of toilets showers and changing rooms to improve accessibility.
  • Brothers of Charity, Renmore, who will receive €9,000 for the purchase of sports equipment for the provision of an outdoor gym at the John Paul Centre, Ballybane

“I was delighted to hear Minister Ring confirm that it is intended to run the programme again in 2020,” Deputy Naughton concluded.

Announcing the funding, Minister Ring said: “Having allocated over €4.5 million under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2019, I am delighted to confirm that more than 2,000 projects are set to benefit from it. A relatively small amount of money can go a long way and this investment will greatly benefit local community projects throughout the country.

“Typical enhancements under the Programme include the renovation of community centres and community amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces and the purchase of equipment which is used to benefit the community. The Programme has also supported energy efficient upgrades, developing community gardens, provision of defibrillators, CCTV, and sports and IT equipment.”


The full list of projects supported is available here:


Galway City Coucil Westside Craft Group c/o Westside Resource Centre Westside 600 Purchase of equipment to facilitate the upskilling of the craft group
Galway City Council Horses Connect Bushypark 879 Purchase of IT equipment and office equipment
Galway City Council Our Lady’s Boys Club (OLBC) Sea Road 2500 Energy Efficient works to replace old inefficient heaters with energy efficient ones
Galway City Council Brothers Of Charity – Physiotherapy Department Renmore 8938 Purchase of Sports equipment for the provision of an outdoor gym at the John Paul Centre, Ballybane
Galway City Council Blue Teapot Theatre Company Munster Avenue 2500 Purchase of safety equipment for the wheelchair accessible bathroom – new grab rails and anti slip flooring
Galway City Council AIDS West St. Augustine Street 5956 Purchase of IT and office equipment and energy efficiency works to the building
Galway City Council Renmore Active Retirement Group Renmore 600 Purchase of sports equipment – bowling scoreboards
Galway City Council Ballybane Rainbow Community Childcare Centre c/o Ballybane Community Resource Centre Ballybane 1434 Purchase of educational equipment to support children’s gross motor skills
Galway City Council Galway Visually Impaired Activities Club (GVIAC) Renmore 4308 Purchase of tandem bicycles and safety equipment to facilite tandem cycles for blind and visually impaired members
Galway City Council Croí na Gaillimhe Mill Street 11333 Energy efficient upgrade works to replace old inefficient radiators with new highly efficient ones to maximise energy saving
Galway City Council Pernet Ltd. Rahoon 3265 Purchase of IT and office equipment
Galway City Council Ballybane Taskforce c/o Ballybane Community Resource Centre Ballybane 7000 Purchase of outdoor seating to enhance open community spaces
Galway City Council Eastside Community Drama Ballybane 3180 Purchase of IT equipment and software for use by the community drama group
Galway City Council Galway Branch of Arthritis Ireland Dublin Road 570 Purchase of IT equipment needed to support the service for Galway City
Galway City Council BRIDGE (Building a Receptive and Integrated Galway of Equals) c/o Galway City Partnership Westside 5684 Purchase of IT equipment for use by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the community
Galway City Council Westside Community Organic Garden c/o Westside Resource Centre Westside 3938 Install a new assessible footpath to access the polytunnel
Galway City Council Russian Culture Club Alliance Doughiska 1000 Purchase of IT equipment and learning equipment for weekly Childrens Educational Club
Galway City Council Galway STEAM Project, Foroige Ballybane 5131 Purchase of IT equipment and educational learning items
Galway City Council Galway Contact, Organisation for Older People Barna 23516 Purchase of accessible bus to transport elderly people and carers to weekly and fortnightly clubs and outings/events
Galway City Council Active in Ballybane c/o Galway City Partnership Ballybane 2929 Purchase of sports/recreational equipment for community use
Galway City Council St James GAA Club Renmore 19000 Renovation works to Renmore Clubhouse to include conversion of toilets showers and changing rooms to improve accessibility
Galway City Council Galway African Diaspora c/o Galway City Parnership Headford Road 1500 Purchase of equipment and purchase of speaker system
Galway City Council Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden Ballinfoile 1800 New roof for the Community garden Shed replacement of fencing and purchase of signage
Galway City Council Lets Get Galway Growing
c/o Galway City Partnership
Ballinfoile, Ballybane, Merlin Woods, Westside, Salthill 1300 Purchase of equipment and tools to establish and develop a Beekeeping resource
Galway City Council Westside Arts Festival c/o Westside Resource Centre Westside 550 Purchase of PA system and signage for the Westside Arts Festival
Galway City Council Teach Athais Childcare Centre Ballybane 1150 Purchase of IT equipment and Creche and Preschool equipment
Galway City Council Galway Special Olympics Kayak Club Woodquay 4995 Purchase of Sporting and Safety equipment for training and events
Galway City Council Irish Wheelchair Association Merlin Park 969 Purchase of IT equipment for use in the  Resource and Outreach Centre
Galway City Council Westside Age Inclusion Ltd Westside 5930 Purchase of new laundry machines for services provided to the community
Galway County Council Claregalway Drama Festival Claregalway 3000 Development of Community Centre; funding towards protective floor to facilitate use for non-sporting events
Galway County Council Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association Lackagh 2850 Development of Community Amenity; re-thatching of Museum
Galway County Council Oranmore Tidy Towns Oranmore 2561 Development of Community Amenity: inclusive walkway in woodland area
Galway County Council Amhrán Mór Oranmore 600 IT Equipment – PC & Printer
Galway County Council Annaghdown Heritage Society Annaghdown 600 IT Equipment – camcorder
Galway County Council Mountbellew District Development Association Mountbellew 2000 Equipment for Community Amenities – Ride-On Mower
Galway County Council Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network CLG Mountbellew 350 IT Equipment – laptop
Galway County Council Ballygar Town Hall Committee Ballygar 3000 Fire Safety – replacement of fire doors
Galway County Council Williamstown Heritage Society williamstown 1000 Development of Community Amenity;  refurbishment of heritage cottage
Galway County Council Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project Glennamaddy/Boyounagh 1000 Development of Community Facility; fit-out of Heritage Office to include laptop and office equipment
Galway County Council Ballymoe Development Co. Ltd Ballymoe 2250 Provide a Stage and Sound System in Community Centre to facilitate use by all local Groups
Galway County Council Oughterard Rugby Football Club Oughterard 1000 Development of Community Amenities – funding towards development works to improve visual appearance of Sports Grounds
Galway County Council Pastime Chonamara Conamara 750 Tools for Community Craft Classes
Galway County Council Forbairt Phobail Maigh Cuilinn Teo Moycullen 3000 Fire Safety Works at Community Centre
Galway County Council Corrib Mask Search and Rescue Corrib & Mask 500 Safety Equipment – Brayden CPR Manikin to facilitate training of Community Groups in CPR & AED
Galway County Council Comharchumann Forbartha Árainn Inis Mór 500 IT Equipment – PC for  community access to information and advisory services
Galway County Council Sportlann Naomh Anna CTR Lettermor 2500 CCTV System upgrade
Galway County Council Irish Red Cross Leenane Leenane 500 Safety Equipment – Brayden CPR Manikin to facilitate training of Community Groups in CPR & AED
Galway County Council Connemara Care CLG Letterfrack 600 IT Equipment – PC
Galway County Council Coiste na Logainmneach Spiddal 350 Treallamh TF – laptop
Galway County Council Club Óige Leitir Mór Lettermore 450 Equipment – storage shed for youth facility equipment
Galway County Council Gort Cancer Support Group Ltd Gort 1210 Equipment for Therapy Room
Galway County Council Kiltullagh/Killimordaly Community Alert Kiltullagh/ Killimordaly 980 Community Alert signage
Galway County Council Burrenbeo Trust Kinvara 600 IT Equipment
Galway County Council South East Galway IRD Ltd Portumna 900 Equipment – specialist Glass Display Cabinets
Galway County Council Kilkerrin Clonberne Ladies Football Kilkerrin/Clonberen 1500 Sports Equipment – gym equipment in community gym
Galway County Council Dunmore Community Sports Group Dunmore 1500 CCTV Equipment
Galway County Council Old Tuam Society Tuam 250 IT Equipment – recording equipment for heritage podcasts
Galway County Council Tuam & District Mental Health Association Tuam 650 IT Equipment – projector
Galway County Council Milltown Development Company Milltown 700 IT Equipment – scanner for digitising heritage records
Galway County Council Abbeyknockmoy Parish Society CLG Abbeyknockmoy 750 Purchase of folding tables to enable wider use of Community Hall
Galway County Council Clarinbridge Men’s Shed Clarinbridge 15000 Renovation of unused Parish Hall including fitting out of sheds for use as Men’s Shed
Galway County Council Caltra Community Playground Caltra 15000 Footpath to link Community Centre, GAA Grounds, Playground and Playschool to Village
Galway County Council Mountbellew Community Centre Mountbellew 15000 Development/Renovation of Community Centre: upgrade heating system and extend hot water facilities to bathrooms & kitchen, install safety improvements required by Fire Safety Officer
Galway County Council Clann Resource Centre Oughterard 15000 Insulation and upgrade of vacant Old School Building for use as Youth Cafe
Galway County Council Mullagh GAA Club Mullagh 15000 Match funding for LEADER approved project to refurbish and extend Community Centre in compliance with all Building Regulations and incorporate Community Meeting Room and Heritage Office
Galway County Council Dunmore Tidy Towns Dunmore 15000 Provision of Walking/Cycling track to enable safe access from village to Graveyard, Park, and Ability West Group Home
Galway County Council The Mall Theatre & Cinema Co. Ltd Tuam 15000 Re-roofing the Theatre to ensure the building is waterproof
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