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The Issues We Address

Over the past thirty years there has been a general sense of loss of rural neighbourhood support in Galway, and Ireland as a whole. This is due to the decline of local communities, newly formed habitats and the growth of Galway city. At the same time a number of common and rare illnesses, both physical and emotional, are growing rapidly. Death rates are increasing among those in dire need of emotional support. The key problems today are complex and inter-connected and at SCCUL Sanctuary we aim to alleviate the stress and anguish through the provision of therapy days and emotional support. See below for the problems which we address.

Declining Physical Health
Declining Emotional Health
New Poor
Young People At A Loss
Aging In Isolation
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Support By SCCUL Sanctuary 

SCCUL Sanctuary connect with community groups and established charities to address the above needs. There is also a huge reserve of untapped potential such as employed people in good positions, elderly skilled people and intact families with the will to help & support.

The goal of SCCUL Sanctuary and Gardens is to accommodate all those organisations in line with its mission, to connect people and form a tight network of support. The house will be accessible, affordable, beneficial & empowering to all in need of healing and will create sustained impact & change. Through providing services and therapies to improve emotional, mental, physical & spiritual wellbeing in this healing space, individuals and groups will experience personal growth, inspiration, knowledge of nature and hope for the future in the natural environment of SCCUL Sanctuary and Gardens.Our aim is for visitors to feel nurtured and self sustained after their time in these natural surroundings.

Our Solutions
At SCCUL Sanctuary we offer a variety of different solutions to help encourage peace of mind for our visitors as shown below.

Healing Through Nature (Outdoors)
Intergenerational Programs
Skills Transfer

Help Us Help Others

By supporting SCCUL Sanctuary and our cause you will be helping us to alleviate poverty and distress in your local community. All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.

SCCUL Sanctuary will take on the following main roles:
1. Play the role of host by providing indoor and outdoor space
2. Act as a catalyst and promoter of holistic healing by organising meetings, seminars and workshops to inspire the community.
3. Connecting people and volunteers with those in need to form a tight community
Pro Bono time of corporate volunteers
SCCUL Retreat Centre coordinate with a number of businesses both multinational and indigenous, who are willing to offer the time of their employees in selected areas as a means to support individuals or groups of disadvantaged people. Volunteers can donate their time in front-of-house, bring their own individual talents to the workshops, or give their time to develop particular features within the gardens and fenland.
Sustainable Financing / Business Plan
– Developing A Break-Even Model

– Grants
1. Family Support Agency
2. Grassroots – community foundation for Ireland
3. St Vincent de Paul
4. Vodafone

– Corporate Support
1. Atlantic Philanthropy Fund
2. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies

– Friends Of Kilcuan
1. Individual or corporate member contributions
2. Corporate or group sponsors to finance those organizations who cannot afford the therapy respite days in SCCUL Retreat Centre and Gardens