Westside Resource Centre - Welcome

Image of Westside Resource CentreWestside Resource Centre Ltd. is a community-based organisation with charitable status. We opened our doors on Seamus Quirke Road in 2001, having moved from the old premises in the Westside Enterprise Park. The new Westside Resource Centre building was officially opened on 6th June of that year by President Mary McAleese. Westside Resource Centre is managed by a Voluntary Committee on behalf of the Local Community.

Westside Resource Centre provides fully serviced offices to a variety of services and local branches of national organisations.

We support community work in the local area and are very much involved with community initiatives such as Westside Arts Festival, Westside Christmas Market, Social Inclusion Week and Culture Night.

Westside Resource Centre has a range of meeting rooms available for hire by community, voluntary and support groups. Over thirty local and national organisations use the resource centre's facilities throughout the year.

The resource centre serves as a base for a number of local community groups such as Westside Community Patchers, Westside Men's Club,  Westside Craft Group and Westside Community Organic Garden.

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Special Open Door event on Civic Engagement

On Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, Westside Resource Centre will be hosting a specially extended Open Door event celebrating Civic Engagement at NUI Galway. Guest speakers will include Dr Maureen Kelly, Vice Dean of Civic Engagement at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science in NUI Galway and Aidan Harte of the ‘University of Sanctuary’ initiative.

Civic Engagement is about collaboration between bodies such as NUI Galway and the wider community and we look forward to hearing about some interesting examples of civic engagement taking place in Galway.

The Open Door commences at the usual time of 10:30am with light refreshments. The invited speakers will be introduced at approximately 10:45. All are welcome to attend. This event is free of charge.


Galway City Council's LCDC Launches Equality and Human Rights Statement

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Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has adopted an Equality and Human Rights Statement. As far as we are aware, they are the first LCDC in Ireland to do so. The statement – available here – is based on the values of Dignity, Autonomy, Participation, Inclusion, Social Justice and Environmental Justice. The committee is now looking at how best to use the statement as a reference point for the LCDC so that the values espoused will inform and guide their work over the months and years ahead.

The LCDC is a committee of Galway City Council and is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring local development and community development programmes and funding in the city. Its mandate is to seek an approach that is integrated, based on community engagement, cost efficient and extracts learning for enhanced links between policy development and service delivery.

A Word of Thanks

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Westside Resource Centre would like to acknowledge the kind support of Galway City Council’s Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) under the ‘Community Facilities Grant Scheme’, the ‘RAPID Programme’ and the 'Community Enhancement Programme'. Westside Resource Centre has applied for - and has been granted - funding under these schemes. The funding has been used to carry out important upgrades and improvements at the resource centre and these enhancements will be of benefit to all who use the facility.

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