Local Organisations are asked to express interest in Community Services Programme (CSP) funding.
Galway City Partnership calls on Community Organisations to express an interest in a new round of funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP). The CSP is operated by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to support legally incorporated community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through the application of a social enterprise model of delivery.
This programme may suit you if your Community Organisation is:
- A Company Limited by Guarantee or a Co-Operative.
- Able to show clear evidence that a service meets a community need and are serious about providing employment opportunities for those most distant from the labour market.
- Generating traded income as a social enterprise with at least one set of audited accounts. If the social enterprise does not have audited financial statements due to only recently commencing trading, an income and expenditure account signed by the Chair and Treasurer of the company, and trial balance sheet, for last year can be submitted.
Deadline to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to Galway City Partnership is:
5pm on the Tuesday 4th July 2017.
See our Website on www.gcp.ie for the EOI form and guidelines or contact Eileen at [email protected] for further information.
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.
AMACH! LGBT+ and Galway City Partnership are trying to find out the needs of members of the migrant community who identify as being LGBT+. We have a developed a survey as part of this piece of work.
I would be delighted if you could spread the word and encourage people to complete the survey which can be accessed via the link below.
‘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!
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.
Please find attached the weblink to the Community Survey:
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.
Galway City Partnership are holding CV Clinics in November and December but places are limited so early booking is advisable.
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:
Link to Application form:
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.
This short video shows the building of our new Greenhouse and Potting Shed. This is a great addition to our Award Winning Roof Top Garden at Galway City Partnership. In the video those involved share how the shed will improve the garden. We thank them and the Agenda 21 Fund of the Galway City Council for funding this project.
Galway City Partnership launched their new Information booklet on the supports and programmes available to clients and groups in Galway city. If you would like to pick up a copy call into our offices at 3 The Plaza, Headford Road or you can download a copy at:
Our new Website is available for the workshop in Sandy Road. Its called galwayartisanworkshop.com
Our Year 9 graduation ceremony took place on Tuesday 19th April 2016at 11am in Mayoralty House. It was a great opportunity to meet up with all our young ladies and to hear how well they are all doing.
9 of our learners received a Level 3 QQI Major Award in Employability Skills and 3 were awarded Component Certificates
The following is a list of what the learners are currently pursuing
- Sitting their Leaving Certificate in June 2016
- Medical/Legal Secretary in Galway Community College
- Working in GRETB
- Working in the University Hospital Galway.
- Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts in GMIT
- CE Scheme with Citizens Information
- Care Assistant
- Culinary Skills with BTEI
Currently we have 11 learners (Year 10) on our programme, they will finish on the 5th August 2016 and our new programme (Year 11) will commence on 5th September 2016.
This is a PART TIME course – mornings only from September – August for anyone in receipt of the One Family Payment or Job Seekers Transition payment. At the end of the course if you are successful with all your modules you will receive a QQI (FETAC) Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills
We will be holding Open Daysin June and in August.
If you would like any further information please contact Bernie/Carmel in the Tógáil office
on 091 539686 or 085 815 6792
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Tógáil Local Training Initiative
To register your interest on the course, pleases Type the following website address
Click on Day courses
Click on Local Training Initiatives
Click on Tógáil
Click on Details/Application Enter your details in the Section Apply for this course
Click on Submit
Childcare is provided under the CETS scheme
No of places on the course 14
If you are looking to get back to Education or back to work this is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, to get yourself and your child/children in a routine and to make lifelong friends.
Please give us a call, we would love to hear from you, or drop in to speak to Bernie/Carmel who will hopefully answer any queries or allay any worries or doubts that you may have about starting a new chapter in your life.
Interested in training that will help to Start Your Own Business?
Galway City Partnership, with the support of Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board,are running a 6 week training course covering all you will need to know to set up a business – everything from exploring the legal requirements to understanding business planning and cash flow.
If you are unemployed, in receipt of a Department of Social Welfare payment or signing for credits then this course is free.
The course will start on April 25th so if you are interested please contact Seamus Morrissey at 091 773466 or [email protected]