The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.


Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

Classes in Ballybane Spring 2017


Community gardeners day trip to The Organic Centre Rossinver, Leitrim

‘Saturday 3rd December, community gardeners as part of ‘Let’s Get Galway Growing’ took a day trip to The Organic Centre Rossinver, Leitrim for Polytunnel training with Hans Wieland. Lots of polytunnel growing info brought back to the community gardens in Galway City. New volunteers always welcome!




Ballybane Homework Club – Official launch

A new homework club for children living in the Ballybane area of Galway city was officially launched by Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Noel Larkin, on Monday the 7th November. The Ballybane Homework Club will provide a routine and a structure wherein expert tutors will help children with their homework. Participating children can expect sessions to comprise hard work and good fun in equal measure. Such is the demand for the service that all 56 places have been filled for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
The photos taken at the launch can be downloaded from the following link: (Copy link into your browser)

Social Enterprise Development Officer and students from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

Eileen Lauster, Social Enterprise Development Officer pictured here with students from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway. The students completed a marketing project on the Developing a Business and Social Enterprise Idea course which is a joint effort between Galway City Partnership and the GRETB.

Community Survey

Please find attached the weblink to the Community Survey:

Course for people that wish to develop a Business idea

This course is for people that wish to develop a business idea with a view to start their own business or a social enterprise.
If you are unemployed, in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment or signing for credits then this course is free.


CV Clinics Nov-Dec 2016

Galway City Partnership are holding CV Clinics in November and December but places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Homework Club Ballybane Community Resource Centre


Preparing for Education & Training – Practical Taster Programme

Preparing for Education & Training – Practical Taster Programme is designed to provide an introduction to and preparation for Adult Education and Training. The focus is on people who have not previously engaged in or who have withdrawn from courses early to facilitate them to identifying their learning needs/interests and to prepare them to engage in future provision. The course will provide core learning in personal effectiveness, communications, learning to learn skills and goal setting alongside a number of taster workshops in more practical topics. There will also be visits to various training and adult education centres in the city.
Full details and application form below:


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Homework Co-ordinator and Assistant required for Homework Club in Ballybane

A Homework Club Co-ordinator is required to set up and run the Homework Club in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre. The Co-ordinator will be required to work Monday to Thursday, 22 hours per week, which includes 12 hours during the Homework Club sessions. As well as running the clubs on a daily basis, the work will entail liaising with parents, teachers and other agencies.

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