Social Inclusion Week 2016

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Everyone has a contribution to make….Social Inclusion ensures they can!

Galway City Council’s annual Social Inclusion Week will take place from the 7th to 13th November 2016.

Social Inclusion Week is a celebration of participation, equality and inclusion and this year we are aiming to ensure that even more people join in and get involved in the events and activities. The theme for this year’s Social Inclusion Week is ‘Inclusive Community’.  Events were held last year across the city by many groups including older people, people with disabilities, lone parents, children, people from ethnic minority backgrounds etc.  All of these events celebrated diversity and the excellent work being done.  The week will be used to highlight initiatives that are taking place locally and that highlight poverty and social exclusion issues both locally and nationally. Galway City Council will make a once-off contribution to the maximum of €200.00 for each event and will provide co-ordination, support and other resources as required.

Who can participate?

Any group or organisation with a social inclusion focus or remit can participate and host an event during social inclusion week, for example libraries, the community and voluntary sector, schools, colleges and universities, sporting organisations, state agencies plus other relevant stakeholders.  Everyone can take part.

Examples of events

You may already have events planned that you can hold during the week which we would be delighted to help promote and advertise as part of our programme.  A huge variety of activities can be held and examples of events previously held include Art Exhibitions, Coffee Mornings, Intercultural Storytelling, Short Films, Sporting Events, Activities in the Libraries, Intercultural Community Choir, Open Community Meeting with AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd, Schools Events, Youth Work, Family Inclusion Day, COPE Galway Resettlement & Tenancy Support Services Towards Independence Project – A Community Garden, DREAM – a collaborative project in visual arts by people with disabilities & ‘Lets get Together’ a collaborative art project between the Brothers of Charity Art Group and a group of African Students

If you are interested in hosting an event or activity please complete the application form and return by Friday 14th October, 2016 to Martin Kenny, Social Inclusion Officer, Housing & Social Inclusion Galway City Council Phone: 091-536498 martin.kenny@galwaycity.ie

Forms also available at http://www.galwaycity.ie/application-forms/?filter=social

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