Application forms now available for Amenity Grant Scheme Closing date: 4:00pm Wednesday, 18th March
Funding is available to support Resident Associations, Community Gardens and Allotment Schemes wishing to undertake Environmental Type community initiatives which contribute towards the betterment of their local environment.
The Amenity Grants Scheme covers general improvement works and environmental initiatives, such as the purchase of small garden equipment, litter pickers, estate name stones, repair works and litter clean-ups.
The Amenity Grants Scheme does not cover planting initiatives.
Closing date: 4:00pm Wednesday, 18th March, 2020
For full details and application forms see the link below.
Africa Day Celebrations 2020
Call for Proposals Cut Off Date: Thursday 20th February 2020
Galway City Council are now seeking expressions of interest local community groups for activities or events for Africa Day 2020 in Galway City.
Africa Day, designated by the African Union as an annual celebration of the continent’s unity, falls on 25 May each year. Along with the celebrations that take place around the world, local communities across Ireland organise events to mark the day. Last year, Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was pleased to provide financial support to Galway City Council for local community events held across Galway City.
Ahead of Africa Day 2020, Galway City Council will once again offer a limited grant scheme to local authorities organising activities or events aimed at promoting a positive image of Africa highlighting the Irish Aid programme in Africa, and informing the Irish public about the relationship between Africa and Ireland.
Please find the application form below. This should be completed by interested parties and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday 20th February 2020.
If you have any questions please contact Maire Mortimer by email to email@example.com or by phone to 091 536406.
When applying for funding, we would encourage you to organise events as close to Africa Day itself as possible, and no later than one week either side of 25th May 2020. Please note that funding to a maximum of €3,750 only will be considered.
For more information about past events and the ethos of the celebration, please visit www.africaday.ie.
Towards the development of a
Creativity and Wellbeing programme for Galway City 24th February
Come along to a one-time workshop with researcher Léa Blanchard and artist Joanna McGlynn to help us to identify and address how Mental Health is experienced on a local level, with the aim of improving on the physical and social environments of Galway city through future programming.
Where: Ballybane Community Resource Centre
when: Monday 24th February, 10.30am – 12.00pm
Workshop participants can expect to use simple creative processes to stimulate conversation in a relaxed, familiar and inclusive environment.
Developing an Effective Annual Report 2nd and 3rd March
Carmichael in association with the Volunteer Centre, are delivering a series of workshops on “Developing an Effective Annual Report”.
The aim of the practical hands-on workshop is to understand the preparation of the Annual Report from the perspective of the Charity Trustees, Board Members and Directors.
The workshop covers the basics of what is required in an annual report and then focuses on how to use the annual report as a way of showing the public, your members and funders what your organisation does and the difference it makes.
The workshops are aimed at smaller charities (annual income of less than €250,000), particularly, at charities and nonprofits with an income of less than €50,000.
The workshops are free thanks to the support of Community Foundation Ireland and Pobal.
Below is the schedule of workshops taking place in Galway City with details of dates, times, locations and booking arrangements.
SDG advocate training for 2020 Closing Date: 25th February
Development Perspectives is currently recruiting for their SDG advocate programme which offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers.
The eight-month educational course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, gain practical action-orientated experience and discover best practices in creating social change in both Ireland and Vietnam/Tanzania. Development Perspectives are looking for adult educators, community leaders and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part before the closing date February 25th.
The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2020. The work/study visit affords an invaluable chance to experience first-hand perspectives and challenges that people face in a different global context.
The training is part of a wider programme called ‘Saolta’, a new Development Education strategic partnership programme for the Adult and Community Education sector in Ireland. Saolta, an Irish word that translates to ‘Worldly Wise’, will explore a variety of global issues with stakeholders from the Adult and Community Education sector along with encouraging action across Irish society. Issues such as poverty, inequality and climate change will feature strongly as areas of exploration.
The consortium, supported by Irish Aid consists of Development Perspectives, AONTAS, Concern Worldwide, Irish Rural Link and the Adult and Community Education Dept of Maynooth University.
Bobby McCormack, Co-founder and Director of Development Perspectives, says: “The SDG Advocate programme 2020 offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience to the right candidates. The ultimate message is that irrespective of where you live, you can affect global change, through local actions. By bringing people together from very different living contexts, it provides an opportunity to understand each other’s perspective and strive for a more balanced and just world. Local and global communities need active citizens who are willing to contribute to a fairer, more just and sustainable world and taking part in the SDG Advocate programme is one way of playing your part.”
Do you have what it takes to be one of this year’s Sustainable Development Goal Advocates or can you help us spread the word?
To apply for the SDG Advocate programme or for further information about the work of Development Perspectives, please visit their website here.
Gambling Problem Counselling Service by Helplink
National Launch February 25th
Helplink Mental Health (formally Helplink Support Services) are delighted to invite you to the launch of our newest national counselling service; aimed at supporting people dealing with gambling problems, issues, addictions. Please join us in the Portershed (a co-working and collaborative space for technology focused innovation driven enterprises) in Galway City on the 25th of February 2020 from 6 to 7pm!
Light refreshments will be served.
At the event, speakers will include the Mayor of Galway City, the CEO of Helplink and others.
Helplink Mental Health's national gambling problem counselling service is available for free, online and/or by phone, 7 days a week and out-of-hours for young people (16 to 18yrs) and adults alike.
LESN Training, Education and Employment Information Officer Closing date: Monday, 17th February at 5.00 pm
The Training, Education and Employment Information Officer will provide a quality reception, information and referral service to unemployed people who are seeking information on the Local Employment Service Network (LESN) or who are existing clients of the LESN. The person will be responsible on a day-to-day basis to the LESN Co-ordinator and will carry out such tasks and duties as may be assigned by the Co-ordinator within the development of the overall Galway City Partnership (GCP) programme of activities.
This is a full-time position that will finish on 31-12-2020. However, it may be extended dependent on the individual passing their probationary period and continued funding. It will be based in Galway City.
Salary will be €24,397 per annum pro-rata to time worked.
Jobs Ireland reference JOB - 2137008
Recruitment is by Application form only. For an Application form and Job Description please go to www.gcp.ie and scroll down to Recent News.
Closing date for applications is Monday 17th February at 5.00 pm. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25th February.
All correspondence will be by e-mail.
Find application form and further details at the links below.
A Joint Policing Committee meeting will be held on March 23rd, 2020. The purpose of the Joint Policing Committee is to provide a forum where matters that affect policing in Galway can be discussed.
Galway City Community Network is a Joint Policing Committee (JPC) member together Galway City Council, Senior members of An Garda Síochána, Councillors, elected members of Oireachtas na hÉireann (TDs and Senators).
The GCCN Representatives sitting on the JPC are:
Cameron Keighron - AMACH! LGBT+
John Cleary - Galway Age Friendly Older Persons Council
John Rabbitte - Woodhaven Residents Association
Nichola Tierney - Westside Age Inclusion
Tommy Flaherty - Ballybane Community Resource Centre
If you wish to submit any appropriate suggestions for consideration for the upcoming Joint Policing Committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.