Saturday 24 March 2018

Local youth projects get funding windfall

Some 29 local youth projects in Fingal are to be funded to the tune of €141,000 from the Government's Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the granting of funding to 29 North County clubs under the scheme.

Some €141,000 in funds benefiting 29 youth projects across the county was announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

The Scheme was developed to support the work of volunteers, to enhance the experience of members, and to provide vital equipment to local youth clubs and groups.

Deputy Farrell said: 'This funding will be a great benefit to youth clubs and youth projects here in the North County over the coming year. The scheme was administered through the Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board.

'The grants will assist clubs in the purchase of camping, gaming, sports and audio visual equipment. Other clubs, for example, have used the grant to purchase musical equipment which would otherwise unavailable to them.

'The diverse range of the grants awarded is reflective of the clubs which applied and the young people who partake in their activities.'

Fingal Independent