Community Support Fund 2023

Galway City

Closing date: Friday, 27th January 202

An Information Webinar on the Community Support Fund 2023 was hosted by Galway City Council in partnership with GCCN on Monday, 16th January, 6.30pm via Zoom.

The recording of this information webinar is available on the GCCN YouTube Channel HERE.

The slides used during the presentation are available for download at CSF – Slides for Webinar 16th January 2023 HERE.

This webinar provided an opportunity for interested groups and organisations to ask questions prior to making a submission before the cut-off date for funding applications on Friday, 27th January 2023.

Please see below for further details on the finding and application process.

Further information about Community Support Fund 2023

The Community Support Fund for Galway City is inviting applications for funding online, noting that the allocation to Galway City in total is €276,838. This comprises of €274,070 under the Community Support Fund and €2,768 under the Women’s Shed Fund. Read more here.

The Community Support Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas:

  • With their non-pay running costs such as energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for e.g., 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 e.g., such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies, and training equipment etc.

Please note that the closing date for applications online at and/or is 4pm on Friday, 27th January 2023.

This funding will help communities, community groups and committees, allowing them to continue to provide valuable services to the people in their area, and in the process strengthen the bonds that tie communities together.

Please note that to ensure appropriate monitoring and governance, the Department is stating that energy/operating/running costs incurred in the period 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023 are eligible.

Once again, 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.

For your information, find a copy of the notice HERE inviting applications for funding for the Galway City administrative area and the guidelines for information and reference HERE.

For any queries, please contact Emma Johnston/Liam Kitterick on or by phone to 091-536358/091-536808.

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

The fund will be advertised again in local press and local radio in January 2023 and advertised on Social Media and on

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