Below you will find several different options for donation packages. You can also choose a once-off donation of any amount. To donate, use the link below. We greatly appreciate your support!

Donate any amount

Option A: Individual Once-off Donations

Tumbler €50

Thank you for helping us keep all the balls in the air! By donating €50 you will become a GCC Tumbler and could help pay for juggling equipment for 5 children. You will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus and a Galway Community Circus t-shirt.

Hooper €125

Thank you for bending over backwards for us, we really appreciate it! By donating €125, you will become a GCC Hooper and could help to pay for acrobatics mats that help keep our members safe. You will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus and a Galway Community Circus hoodie.

Trouper €250

Thank you for helping us to create the greatest show on earth! By donating €250, you will become a GCC Trouper and could help pay for costumes and makeup to help our members embody their characters while performing. When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, a Galway Community Circus hoodie and two free tickets to a Youth Circus show.

Option B: Individual Annual Support

Juggler €85 euro (€7 a month )

Thank you for helping us keep all the balls in the air! When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus and a Galway Community Circus hoodie.

Acrobat €252 (€21 a month)

Thank you for bending over backwards for us, we really appreciate it! When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, a GCC hoodie and two tickets to a Youth Circus show.

Ringmaster €420 (€35 euro a month)

Thank you for helping us to create the greatest show on earth! When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, a Galway Community Circus hoodie, two tickets to a Youth Circus show and a free taster workshop in a circus skill of your choice.

Option C: Corporate Support

Magician €250 - Support a Student Part-Time

Support a student for a year on a part time Access Award (6 months). When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, four tickets to a Youth Circus show, and your company logo will be represented on our website as a sponsor for the duration of your support.

Funambulist €500 - Support a Student Full-Time

Support a student for a year on a full-time Access Award (12 months). When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, a private class for 6 people in our Circus Hall in Shantalla, and your company logo will also be represented on our website as a sponsor for the duration of your support.

Aerialist €1,000 - Support a Production

Support a youth circus production! When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, 4 VIP tickets to a Youth Circus show, and a team building workshop during the year (maximum of 10 people.) Your company logo will also be represented on our website as a sponsor and appear on all printed and online materials for the production you support.

Big Top - €5,000 /€10,000 - Support a Circus Artist-in-Residence

Support Galway Community Circus in hosting an international artist in residence so they may share their skills and experience with our members (for 6 months/12 months). When you donate this amount, you will receive our biannual friends newsletter with updates from the Circus, 4 VIP tickets to a Youth Circus show, and your company logo will also be represented on our website and all printed materials regarding Youth Circus as a sponsor for that year. We will also offer the choice of either bringing a circus production to your company or family event or a team building workshop for up to 30 people.

What Your Money Supports

Access Award

Galway community circus currently offers full and part time access awards to young people that are hard to reach or from disadvantaged situations. At present due to financial restraints we are only able to offer a limited number of these awards and we would love to give this fantastic opportunity to more young people that would benefit greatly from this. Access Awards are given through an application process and decided on by our Board of Directors. The Board’s decision is final.

Equipment and Safety

Through a robust Youth and Social Circus yearly programme, Galway Community Circus reaches thousands of children, young people and vulnerable youth each year. We strive to have the best variety and quality of circus and safety equipment in house at all times to ensure the enjoyment and safety of those involved.

Productions

As a Youth and Social circus, we understand the value of performance for our participants. Performing after a lot of hard work and dedication can be a very rewarding and empowering experience for the young people involved. As it stands, we do approximately 20 shows a year and with little budget for this area we aim to create a production budget over time that allows us to broaden this area of learning to teach those involved further about lighting/sound/video/costume and all the moving parts it takes to create a working and beautiful show. We aim to build this area within the Circus to become a part of our professional development offering.

International Artist-in-Residence

At present we try to host 2 international artists-in-residence at any one time. They become an integral part of our team sharing their love and amazing experience of circus with our young people. They inspire the young people to dream and think big and believe that anything is possible with circus.