The outcome of the July round of applications was announced in recent weeks, with 33 organisations receiving support from the programme. There had been 40 applications submitted under the July round.

This is in addition to the 61 organisations that were funded under the January round, out of a total of 83 applications.

The LGP is open to all voluntary and community organisations in the Erris area and has been in existence in its current format since 2008. Among the organisations funded under the July round were sports clubs, cultural groups and community services organisations.

Fiona Togher, Social Investment Advisor for the Corrib gas project, said she was very happy with the success of the programme this year.

“The Local Grants Programme generated a huge number of applications from all corners and all sectors of the community, and we are delighted to have been able to support 94 organisations, all of which do valuable work all over the Erris area.

“The January round of funding under the 2010 programme will be open for applications in the coming weeks,” she said.

Organisations funded under the Local Grants Programme (July 2009)


Inver Community Development Project
Pullathomas Village Enhancement Scheme
Glenamoy Community Angling Association
Cill Chomáin GAA Club
Seirbhísí Cúram Chill Chomáin
Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail Chill Chomáin


Club Farraige Iorrais
Comhlacht Forbartha Béal an Mhuirthead
Shraigh National School
Our Lady’s Secondary School
Belmullet Sub-Aqua Club
Belmullet Rose Event
Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta (Belmullet GAA)
Baile Slachtmhar Béal an Mhuirthead
Belmullet/Achill Powerboat Club


Binghamstown Village Enhancement
Termoncarragh Development Committee
Carne Shanahee Senior Citizens Organisation
Carne Old Cemetery Restoration Committee
Comharchumann Ionad Deirbhile


Cairde le Chéile Doohoma Cemetery Restoration
Kiltane U16 GAA team


Ballycroy GAA Club

Erris-wide initiatives

Cumann na mBunscol, Erris
Ógra Iorras Aontaithe
St Vincent de Paul (Belmullet branch)

Misc. (providing significant benefits/services to Erris residents)

Ballymunnelly School Reunion Festival
Humbert Summer School
Mayo Water Safety Area Committee
Mayo/Roscommon Hospice
Innovation in Business Centre, GMIT