Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Minister for Community Development

Over €115,000 allocated to Galway community groups and organisations under the Community Facilities Scheme

€115,053 has been allocated to over 130 Galway community and voluntary groups under my Department’s Community Facilities Scheme. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community Facilities Scheme was launched in March 2017 and is administered by the Local Community Development Committee is each local authority area. The Community Facilities Scheme is… Continue Reading

Extra funding for Seniors Alert Scheme as over 2,100 Galway & Mayo householders apply to the Scheme

Extra funding of €400,000 has been allocated for the Seniors’ Alert Scheme by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD bringing to €2.7 million the total funding for the Scheme this year. Figures show that almost 1,400 older people in Galway and over 760 older people in Mayo have… Continue Reading

Over three quarters of a million Euro for Foroige from the Dormant Accounts Fund

€774,933 has been allocated to Foroige to support the youth organisation’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme. The funding is from the Dormant Accounts Fund for which I’m responsible as Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development. I’m delighted to approve funding for this application from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs… Continue Reading

Over €21,000 for Galway Organisations under the ‘Go For Life’ Grant Scheme

€21,800 in funding has been allocated to a range of Galway organisations under the ‘Go For Life Grant Scheme’. Operated by ‘Age and Opportunity’ in partnership with Sport Ireland, the ‘Go For Life Scheme’ provides grants to community organisations to improve the health and well-being of older people. My colleague, Minister for Sport Brendan Griffin has confirmed… Continue Reading

New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors

26 new apprenticeships have been launched today as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018. The structured education and on-the-job training which apprenticeships provide is a feature of strong economies and forms part of a more varied, stronger mix of further and higher education options. Apprenticeships can be a better pathway to a… Continue Reading