The next deadline for submitting events and information you wish to share with other groups and organisations in Galway City is Tuesday 7th September. Please drop us a quick email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approval for Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge
This week, An Bord Pleanála has granted approval to Galway City Council to proceed with plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge parallel to the existing Salmon Weir Bridge.
The next stages in the process will be to complete the detailed design and tender documentation for the construction phase; then to invite tenders and award the contract, with construction hoped to commence in the early part of 2022.
Read more on the Galway City Council website here.
All applications must be adjustable to changing social distancing regulations.
All Festivals, Events and Promotions must take place between October 2021 and April 2022 to be eligible for funding.
Applications for grant aid for 2021 must be submitted no later than 4pm on Friday 3rd of September.
Any applications that clearly fall outside the eligibility guidelines and criteria may be eliminated.
For further details on the funding background and criteria please visit the Galway City Council website here.
The Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme 2021 (Round 2)
The Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme 2021 (Round 2) is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.
Carmichael are delighted to announce that the Good Governance Awards 2021 are accepting entries for the Annual Report Award until September 14th.
The Good Governance Awards recognise and encourage adherence to good governance by nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with the support of Carmichael's partners and leading national bodies in the nonprofit sector.
Any Irish-based non-profit organisation which publishes an annual report is welcome to enter the awards. This includes Companies Limited by Guarantee, Registered Charities, Unincorporated bodies, Social Enterprises, Volunteer Centres, PPNs and Sports Organisations.
As an added incentive to encourage smaller volunteer only nonprofits (with an annual turnover of less than €50,000) to enter for the Annual Report Award, thanks to the Community Foundation of Ireland, those shortlisted in category 1 will receive €1,000 with the overall winner receiving an additional €1,000.
The Galway Sports Partnership - Club Development Grant 2021, launched on Monday 9th August, is intended to help clubs/sporting organisations to increase the levels of participation in physical activity, especially amongst those who are not currently participating, with particular emphasis on women & girls, older adults, people who are unemployed, disadvantaged groups and people from disadvantaged areas and people with disabilities.
This funding is for all sports clubs, sporting and community organisations in Galway city and county, but priority will be given to those who are newly established or are 1 year or less in existence.
Survey on the Demand, Delivery and Accessibility Levels of Taxis and Hackneys
The National Transport Authority (NTA) is committed to the provision of high quality, accessible, sustainable transport connecting people across Ireland.
To this end, NTA wishes to progress inclusive Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV – Taxi, Hackney and limousine) services research.
Take part in an independent survey today on the demand, delivery and accessibility levels of taxis and hackneys across Ireland. The survey is open until Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at 5pm and can be completed in the following ways:
1. Online, via the following link which is compatible with screen-readers:
2. By post: if you require a hard-copy version of the survey, please contact Behaviour & Attitudes at email@example.com
You will also receive a stamped addressed envelope to facilitate the return of your completed survey.
3. By telephone: should you prefer to complete the survey in this manner, please contact Behaviour & Attitudes at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01 2057561. They will arrange for an agent to call you to go through the questions with you.
Survey of Government Departments and State Agencies on the Sustainable Development Goals
The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) recently launched an online public consultation to assist with the development of the next Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan.
Work is commencing on the development of the next SDG National Implementation Plan which will set out arrangements for interdepartmental coordination and governance, stakeholder engagement and actions needed for further implementation of Agenda 2030.
A fundamental objective of developing the next National Implementation Plan is listening to and integrating the voices of stakeholders and this is why the consultation process is being launched at the outset of developing the Plan.
The approach is also reflective of the fact that the SDGs belong to everybody and that Governments need to work in partnership with society to achieve the Goals.
As part of the consultation process, DRCD will want to hear from as many people as possible to:
i) Assess the awareness of, and engagement with, the SDGs;
ii) Establish general opinion on progress made to-date; and
iii) Seek feedback and recommendations to inform the drafting and development of the next National Implementation Plan
In addition, a sector-specific section has been included to determine the activity and support requirements in different sectors.
‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ Fundraising Appeal Westside Resource Centre Donate Here
Westside Resource Centre is supporting UNICEF Ireland's
‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ fundraising appeal. Throughout August 2021, all donations to Westside Resource Centre via iDonate will go towards the UNICEF campaign. Westside Resource Centre are delighted to confirm that the local collection has already raised €200 for this initiative. To support the campaign even further, the Board of Directors of Westside Resource Centre have pledged to match the funds raised, bringing the total amount to €400.
Perhaps during these challenging times, another generous organisation will join this initiative and help increase the impact of our community's efforts.
Positive Ageing Week 2021 27th September – 1st October 2021
Positive Ageing Week (PAW), celebrated this year from the 27th of September to the 1st of October,
is an annual opportunity to highlight the positive aspects of ageing and celebrate the contribution older people have made and continue to make in their communities.
Galway’s Age Friendly Alliance have started preparing for a range of activities and campaigns to take place during Positive Ageing Week 2021 and are now seeking your engagement on ideas and suggestions to ensure a week full of community activities and events which will truly celebrate positive ageing and all the active older people we know in our lives and neighbourhoods.
You can also compile a short description of an older person (no more than 200 words), describing their contribution and approach to healthy and active ageing. Send your tributes to Jacquie Lynskey (email@example.com ) before 31 August with their written permission and a photo.
Helium Arts' Creative Health Hub Launching in Galway
Helium Arts, the national children’s arts and health organisation, are delighted to announce the launch of its award-winning Children’s Creative Health Programme in Galway this Autumn.
Do you know a child or teenager with a long-term health condition who would benefit from exploring their creativity, having fun and building friendships in a safe and stimulating environment? If so, Helium Arts in-person and remote art-based art programmes are designed to develop creativity while increasing wellbeing through activities such as painting, sculpture, collage, animation, printmaking and more.
For children with long-term health conditions, aged 6-18 years
Free of charge.
Professional medical cover provided.
Facilitated by a trained and experienced Helium Arts artist.
To refer a child or for further information, please contact:
Healthy Galway in partnership with Siel Bleu will deliver an additional 8-week online exercise programme for over 55’s this Autumn.
Start date: Monday 13th September Time: 11am Location: Online via Zoom
The classes will have a wide variety of exercises that will be adaptable to suit all ability levels. The Siel Bleu Ireland trainer will give seated and standing adaptations to all exercises. The types of exercises participants will be doing will be based around Strength, Balance, Aerobic, Flexibility and more.
Participants will be able to use household objects to act as weights to add intensity to the workout, if required.
The programme is free, but places are limited. For more information, or to register, contact Ashling on 085 8217547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Westbewell' Service Directory Social Media Platforms
Voluntary, community and statutory groups involved in wellbeing, mental health promotion, and suicide prevention initiatives in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon have developed the Westbewell resource.
This common platform communicates key health messages and promotes education and training events
and provides contact details for a wide range of national and local services which are government-funded and available in the community.
The Galway City Community Call Helpline New Flyer GraphicsThe helpline is open to anyone who needs it, seven days a week.
If you need support or help to get access to shopping, food, medication or if you feel isolated or lonely and need someone to talk to, please get in touch at:
1800 400 150 email@example.com
Please find below the new graphics for the Community Call for Galway City, for your information and onwards circulation and promotion:
The Keep Well campaign provides guidelines, information, and tips on how we can add healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines around five simple actions: keeping active, keeping in contact, switching off and getting creative, eating well and minding your mood
As part of the ongoing work of the Galway City Community Response Forum, Galway City Community Network and Galway City Council have developed a map of the COVID-19 related responses, activities and services available to people in Galway City.
The map is publicly available and can be used as a useful information resource both for individuals made vulnerable by COVID-19 and by organisations or agencies that need to know where they may refer their clients to for support.