Youth clubs in Clare and Limerick are set to benefit from €126,525 in funding, Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed.

“The funding will be administered by the Limerick Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) to provide small volunteer-led youth clubs with greater capacity to reach more young people,” Deputy Carey explained.

“The 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. Its primary focus 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.”

“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.  The LCETB will be advertising the scheme on its website over the coming months.

“The impact of small clubs in Clare is huge, reaching practically every community in the country – and is deserving of Government support.