Today the Official Gazette of Galicia publishes the resolution providing aid to the Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago to boost their projects related to hospitality, as well as contributing to the dissemination of Jacobean culture through their work in publications, which will benefit a total of 21 entities.
The total amount of such aid amounts to 90,000 euros which is distributed between the two lines of this call for applications. The first, for projects related to hospitality and activities aimed at the dissemination of Jacobean culture, is allocated 55,000 euros. The second line, which focuses on publications, is allocated 35,000 euros.
This line of aid is part of the work of the Xunta (Regional Government) of Galicia, to support the work of the Associations of Friends of Camino de Santiago, which add up to more than 300 around the world. In addition, their contribution is taken into account in the Strategic Plan of the Xacobeo 2021 through a line of action that recognises their work, especially as ambassadors of the Camino in other communities and abroad.
We need to remember that the work of these associations is one of the great pillars of the Camino de Santiago and that, therefore, their involvement and collaboration in the planning of the Xacobeo 21 is key. In this sense, the creation of a round table has already been proposed to advance in new projects, broadening the great collaboration developed between the Xunta and the Jacobean associative movement in recent years in our community.