115 Youth Groups in Roscommon-Galway receive €400,000 for new equipment

In Health, Young People by Denis Naughten

Image shows Minister Denis Naughten with Tom Madden of Moore Foroige Club who are receiving €4,513

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that more than 115 community youth groups across Roscommon-Galway have been allocated approximately €400,000 under an equipment fund for volunteer led community youth groups set up by his Independent Cabinet colleague, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone.

Nationwide more than 1,700 volunteer led community youth groups will benefit from the €6.4million equipment fund.

“The €400,000 fund allocation for community volunteer led youth clubs across Roscommon-Galway means much needed equipment such as goal posts, electronic equipment, musical equipment and educational tools can now be bought to support young people in our communities.  The fund has been established in recognition of the service and contribution community youth groups make in the lives of our young people and in our communities as a whole. The valuable work carried out by volunteers deserves Government support and today’s announcement reflects this,” added Naughten.

“The successful volunteer led community youth groups working on the ground across Roscommon/Galway are working to improve the health and well-being of our young people while preventing anti-social behaviour and providing much needed support, guidance and friendship to young people.  This funding will ensure any new equipment that young people want in their clubs is now available for their benefit and enjoyment,” concluded Minister Naughten.