Increased funding for Roscommon-Galway youth clubs to be distributed to small volunteer-led clubs.

In Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that youth clubs in Roscommon-Galway are set to receive €108,725 in Government funding that will help towards improving their facilities and activities.

“This funding will mean smaller volunteer-led youth clubs across Roscommon-Galway will be in a position to reach and benefit more young people across the two counties. The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2018 is open to new entrants so I am encouraging clubs to apply through the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board,” stated Minister Naughten.

“My Cabinet colleague the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone announced a total national allocation of €1.79million which is an  increase of 13% in funding under the Government’s Local Youth Club Grant Scheme this year,” added Minister Naughten.

“The allocation recognizes the service and contribution volunteer led 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 helping to prevent anti-social behaviour and providing much needed support, guidance and friendship to young people.  The impact that youth club volunteers have on the lives of our young people needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. They are providing valuable adventure, activities and an opportunity to learn new skills,” concluded Minister Naughten.

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board