Wexford and Waterford Youth Clubs share funding

Youth clubs in Wexford and Waterford are set to benefit from €104,176 in funding, Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy told WexfordToday.com
Minister D’Arcy TD said: “I am delighted that Wexford will benefit from a new funding increase of 12% for the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme for 2019.
“The increased funding will bring the overall allocation for Wexford/Waterford to €104,176 and will provide small volunteer-led youth clubs with greater capacity to reach more young people in Wexford during 2019.
“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 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.”
Minister D’Arcy continued: “The scheme, which is open to new entrants, will be advertised locally and applications for funding will be invited by our Education and Training Board from local groups in their respective areas.
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, said: “The scheme is open to over 1,600 youth groups and clubs, with an estimated 90,000 club members around the country.
“In every part of the country which I have had the opportunity to visit, I have seen at first hand the important impact that youth clubs have on local communities and the lives of young people who attend these clubs,” she added.

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