Galway 2020 this week announced its ‘Small Towns Big Ideas’ programme. This is an opportunity for communities across the city and county to get involved in the European Capital of Culture. Grants of between €1,000 and €20,000 are available to assist groups to make their idea a reality. This is a multi-annual programme with funding available in two waves. The closing date for this first wave is March 20th. Applications are on-line at www.Galway2020. The programme celebrates ‘meitheal’ the ancient Irish tradition of people coming together for a common purpose or goal. A range of supports will be available to both potential and successful applicants.