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  • Writer's pictureDeclan Hurley

Funding of €2million to be distributed to small volunteer clubs

Funding of €2million to be distributed to small volunteer clubs

Minister Zappone has announced an increase of 12% in funding for the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme for 2019.

The increased funding will bring the overall allocation for the scheme to over €2m and will provide small volunteer-led youth clubs with greater capacity to reach more young people during 2019. With Cork getting €214,555

The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme supports youth work activities at a local level by providing grant aid towards the cost of running clubs and groups and is part funded by the proceeds from the National Lottery.

The scheme is open to over 1,600 youth groups and clubs, with an estimated 90,000 club members around the country. The primary focus of the scheme is to assist volunteer led youth clubs that provide a programme of youth work activities for young people. Clubs that work with young people but are not specifically providing youth work may also be eligible to apply under the scheme.

These grants are made available to all youth clubs and groups through the local Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The scheme, which is open to new entrants, will be advertised locally and applications for funding will be invited by the ETBs from local groups in their respective areas. Each ETB will be advertising the scheme on their website over the coming months

I welcome this extra funding and I’m confident that these additional monies being allocated will impact positively on the lives of young people around the County.

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