About Us

Galway Rural Development (GRD) is one of 50 Local Development Companies (LDCs) in Ireland delivering a range of EU and national programmes.

GRD was established in July 1994. It is a limited company and its Board of Directors represent statutory agencies, social partners, business, farming, community and voluntary sectors. Our staff are based in Athenry, Rosmuc, Ballinasloe, Tuam and Loughrea and also have outreach clinics out of 20 other locations throughout the County.

What do we do?

GRD administers the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP), LEADER , the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), and TÚS Programme. GRD also acts as a sponsor of a Community Employment Scheme providing maintenance work for local communities and clerical and administrative support.

Where are we?

The main office of GRD is situated within Mellows Campus, the premises of Teagasc, on the Dublin Road two miles out of Athenry. We can be contacted by telephone on 091 844335, by fax: 091 845465 and by email at grd@grd.ie. Also via our website www.grd.ie

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 – 2020. 

Tá an Clár Gníomhachtúcháin Pobail agus Cuimsiú Sóisialta (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 maoinithe ag rialtas na hÉireann trí an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail agus arna chómhaoiniú ag Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa faoi an Clár um Infhostaitheacht, Cuimsiú agus Foghlaim (PEIL) 2014-2020.