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Social Inclusion and Community Programs
Galway City partnership

“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme(SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Union through the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training (EIST) Programme 2021-2027”
“Tá an Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) cómhaoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann, tríd An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail, agus An tAontas Eorpach tríd an European Social Fund Plus faoin Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 – 2027.”

Galway City Partnership

Galway City Partnership is a local and community development company working in Galway City. We have been in existence since 1996 and our aim is to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion – and focus particularly on helping those who are long term unemployed.


We are now expanding our team and wish to recruit for the post of Mentor.

Galway Gold Star Disability Initiative

The Gold Star standard award acknowledges agencies, businesses, organisations, community facilities and services that make adaptations and take measures to have their buildings, amenities and services made more welcoming and accessible to all people.

The ultimate aim of the Gold Star Project is to promote greater independence, integration and participation for all people in their local communities.

Galway Migrant Service

Galway Migrant Service was established by the Galway City Partnership in May 2007 to provide dedicated specialised information, advocacy and support services for Migrants and their families in Galway City and County.

The service is strictly confidential and is delivered on a one-to-one basis.

What we do:
GMS provides information, guidance and support to members of our new communities on a comprehensive range of issues…

You will find videos on preparing your child to start Primary School, transferring to Secondary School, a suite of ‘Wellness with Wally’ videos and links to other resources.

We work closely with several local education and employment providers such as GRETB, VTOS, GCCand  LESN providing unaccredited classes in three main areas, Yoga, Cookery and Art.
Employment Supports under SICAP aims to get a person job ready to enter the Labour Market. We offer one-to-one support in CV building & Interview Preparation. We take a one-to-one…


The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering various areas, from education, research, employment and regional development to the environment, humanitarian aid, agriculture, and the marine, among many others.

Significant support is available to small and medium-sized businesses, non-governmental and civil society non-profit organisations, young people, researchers, farmers, and public bodies, to name a few.

School Readiness

A Video for Parents and Guardians

School Readiness Video
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For more information contact  Mary McHugh on:
091 773 466 or email

Wellbeing with Wally

These continue to be anxious times for us all, not least some of the younger members of our families. Galway City Partnership has produced a number of videos for children to help reduce fears and anxiety. The videos feature Wally, a child-sized puppet with the message that all children can be ‘Covid Superheroes’

Choose Galway Social Enterprise

Galway City Partnership has led out on an Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprises (ARISE)

The ‘Choose Galway Social Enterprise’ campaign has been launched by a group of social enterprises in Galway to raise awareness about the importance of discovering and choosing social enterprises. The Galway social enterprises involved in the campaign are: An Mheitheal Rothar; BounceBack Recycling; Galway City Partnership; Galway Community Circus; GOCOM Radio and Westside Resource Centre. You might be familiar with these organisations, but you might not know that they are social enterprises and that you can make a bigger social impact by choosing their products and services.


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This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund’.

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Vacancy - Join Our Team


Galway City Partnership CLG is seeking to recruit for the role of New Arrivals Support Worker.

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HACCP Certified

HACCP/ COVID 19 Course

HACCP/ COVID 19 Course starting in the next 3 to 4 weeks. The COVID 19 adapted course (QQI Level 4) will include different information relating to the pandemic with…

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Unaccredited Courses

Unaccredited Courses

These unaccredited courses are free of charge to the unemployed, run for a period of eight weeks, one day per week and the classes last for two hours. A Variety of Interesting Courses.

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Support for the Unemployed

We offer training, employment and self employment.

Support for Communities

We work to promote the social inclusion of the most marginalised in our society and do so through working in specific geographic communities and with identified communities of interest.

Support Through Education

From Pre-school to Adult Education Galway City Partnership offers programmes and supports to young people and Adult learners.

A Message from Galway City Partnership

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GCP staff are now open to the public by appointment only.  Please ring the office on 091 773466 or alternatively if you know the person you require please ring their mobile from the list below:

The following are GCP staff numbers and email

Linda Sice Brogan – CEO – – 091 773 466

Peter Hynes – Enterprise Project Officer peter@gcp.ie086 853 7434

David Gorman – Employment Supports Officer david@gcp.ie086 252 5640

Imelda Gormally – Project Officer imelda@gcp.ie086 022 7821

Geraldine Daniels – Project Officer geraldine@gcp.ie087 993 9328

Obert Makaza – Direct Provision Support Workerobert@gcp.ie086 047 0120

Donnacha Minton – Community Education donnacha@gcp.ie086 142 4904

Mary Mc Hugh – Project Officer marymchugh@gcp.ie086 173 0810

John O Donnell – Project Officer john@gcp.ie086 853 7533

Ger McNamara – Project Officer ger@gcp.ie086 853 7534

Michael Haines – Project Officer michael@gcp.ie086 046 1378

Vernice MurrayProject officervernice@gcp.ie086 839 2621

Tony Buckley – Tús Team Leader tbuckley@gcp.ie086 770 7457

Sean Lynch – Tús Team Leader slynch@gcp.ie086 770 7430

Carol Flynn – Tús Team Leader cflynn@gcp.ie086 046 1405

Siobhán McAndrew – Tús Team Leader siobhan@gcp.ie086 043 3397

Aisling Colreavy  – Healthy Galway City Coordinator healthygalway@gcp.ie085 821 7547

Stephen Minihane – SICAP English Classesstephen@gcp.ie086 008 0570

Lisa CollinsEmployment Support Coordinator – 083 087 3213

Sharon Doyle – Employer Liaison Officer – 085 266 4333

Ciara Coy – Project Officer  083 023 4390

Cathy Joyce – Bridge Coordinator – cathy@gcp.ie086 043 3376

Esther Oghomwenrie Osayimwen – Galway Migrant Service – 091 768 297

Galway City Partnership: Co Reg No 258847  —  Charity No CHY13937   —  Charity Regulatory No 20044688

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