Community Activities Fund for Galway City

Closing date: Friday 4th February 2022

Galway City Council has been approved funding of €264,910 under a new scheme called the Community Activities Fund which will be administered by Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) as per before.

An Information Webinar on the Community Activities Fund 2022 was hosted by Galway City Council in partnership with GCCN on Wednesday, 19th January, 6pm via Zoom.

Watch the recording HERE.

Download the presentation file HERE.

The Community Activities Fund is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups impacted by Covid-19. This once-off fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas:

  • With their non-pay running costs, for example, utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills.
  • Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment, for example, tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment.

The Department has recommended that LCDCs ring-fence some funding to provide small grants of €1,000 or less. Ring-fencing funding at this level will allow a larger volume of those with limited resources to receive some funding. The programme can also fund or partially fund larger scale projects to address disadvantage.

A copy of the notice inviting applications for funding under the Community Activities Fund is available for download here and the guidelines are available here.

Please note that the closing date for applications online at under the Community Activities Fund is Friday, 4th February 2022 at 4.00pm.

Finally to note and acknowledge that the Community Activities Fund is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.