€83,354 for five youth projects across Wexford

Youth organisations in Wexford are set to benefit from €83,354 in funding, Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy told WexfordToday.com; “I am delighted that the following organisations will benefit from this new funding.

THE FUNDING IS DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS; Youth New Ross  €11,585. Wexford Area Youth Supports €17,058. Gorey Community Youth Project €14,979, Coolcotts Community Youth Project €19,965, Enniscorthy Community Youth Project €19,767.

“These youth organisations have essential programmes supporting young people to develop skills, gain new experiences and build self-confidence.

“The Youth Officer in the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board does great work in supporting local youth projects and assist in the design of the scheme and administration of funding.

“As in previous years I am confident these grants will assist in improving the quality of the services to the benefit of young people involved.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone stated that: “Youth Officers play an essential role in the co-ordination of youth service for my Department. They act as a contact point in communities and play an important support role to the providers of youth services.”

“In 2019 we are investing a total of €63.6m in current and capital funding in clubs, services and supports for young people.”

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