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Lackagh Parish Centre was one of a number of Galway groups to benefit in the latest round of funding under the €1 million Irish Public Bodies Youth & Community Fund.

The Fund was distributed throughout the country with each county receiving funding for a minimum of four projects. These organisations engage with local communities, increase community participation and promote social inclusion through their activities.

The centre was awarded a grant of €3,750 as one of 179 successful projects from over 2,000 applications.

The Fund was initiated under six broad categories: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Elderly, Environment, Physical Activity & Sport and Youth.

Lackagh Parish Centre received their grant under Community Development under Lackagh Museum & Community Development Association and was one of eight Galway projects to receive an allocation under Community Development.

Other Galway projects to receive funding in this section were Bohermore Social Economy Artisans Group—Area Enhancement Project; ALâ Ballybane & Doughiska Social inclusion project: Bohermore Community Project; LGBT Intergenerational Creative Writing Project; Glenamaddy Community Development Company Community Space Upgrade; Inishbofin Community Arts Festival, and Dream Neighbourhood Woodquay.

Galway projects to receive grants were under the Arts and Culture section included Ballinasloe Town Hall, and money towards provision of  a space for Community Arts & Culture in Portumna.

In the Grants for Elderly section recipients were the Brothers of Charity, Rainbow Services Health & Fitness Programme and the SCCUL Sanctuary.

In the Physical Activity and Sport and Youth section grants went towards pitch/walkway drainage Works for New Inn Community Council; Galway Parks Tennis at Roscam; Endurance Ireland and Moyne Villa FC.