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The A Capella Knights raise over €8K for Galway Simon

We are delighted to announce that The A Capella Knights have raised €8,122.44 for our services through their Christmas Concerts which took place on Sunday 11th December 2016. The group held an entertainment packed children’s concert in the afternoon which included a visit from Santa Claus as well as Irish dancers from the Hession School of [...]

Ballinasloe Sleep Out in aid of Galway Simon

Tuesday 7th February 2017 Galway Simon supporter, Stephen Spollen, will undertake a 12 hour sponsored sleep out on Saturday 25th February from 6pm to 6am in a bid to raise awareness for homelessness and to fundraise for Galway Simon Community. The Offaly native told of how he has noticed the visible increase in homelessness and recently [...]

100 Men Who Give A Damn! donate €5,900 to Galway Simon Community

Galway organisation, 100 Men Who Give A Damn!, has been described as the ‘Dragon’s Den’ for charities by providing funding opportunities for specific projects. Every quarter, the organisation’s members' invite three local charities to deliver a 5-minute pitch on why their charity needs funds. The winning charity receives €100 from each member, potentially receiving up to [...]

Rent pressure zone for Galway City welcomed by Galway Simon

Friday 27th January 2017: Galway Simon Community has welcomed the latest announcement from Minister Simon Coveney last night (Thursday 26th) introducing rent pressure zones in 23 new areas, including Galway City, which will see annual rent rises capped at 4%. The homeless charity said that the extension of the scheme to Galway City was necessary but that [...]

Galway Women Unite to support homeless women in Galway

Three incredible Galway Singers have come together to collaborate on a campaign called Galway Women Unite which aims to raise awareness for homeless women and to raise funds for Galway Simon’s Women's Service. The ladies behind the campaign, Nicola McGuire, Ailbhe Hession and Kayla McDonagh, are all professional singers and have recorded a stunning version of [...]

Shauna’s Story

“I’ve had too many low points at Christmas. Ending up in hospital on New Year’s Day is probably one of my worst memories.” Shauna, 23* Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Shauna is looking forward to Christmas for the first time in years. She will be spending Christmas in Galway Simon [...]

The Knights Before Christmas in aid of Galway Simon Community

Local Galway group, The A Capella Knights will hold their Christmas concert ‘The Knights Before Christmas’ in The Galway Cathedral on Sunday 11th of December in aid of Galway Simon Community. The Christmas special will include a children’s concert at 3pm, with the main event taking place at 7:45pm. The children’s concert will feature Irish dancers [...]

Get your frock on for Galway Simon Community

Ladies of Galway and beyond you are invited to ‘Get Your Frock On’ and indulge in an evening of glamour and elegance whilst helping to raise vital funds for Galway Simon Community. The exclusive fashion and beauty event was launched this week by Galway Simon in partnership with Bellisimo and will take place on Thursday 17th [...]

94% rental properties in Galway City beyond reach

94% of properties available to rent in Galway City are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state housing benefits, a snapshot study by the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. ‘Locked Out of the Market V: The Gap Between Rent Supplement/HAP Limits and Market Rents’, conducted over three days this year – 30th, 31st [...]

Galway Simon Community says crisis still worsening

Galway Simon Community, local homeless charity, launched their 2015 Annual Report this week which highlights the increase in the number of people on the verge of homelessness in Galway. The report shows the charity worked with 366 households in 2015, an increase of 27% from the previous year; with one of the main reasons being the [...]