Sean Kyne TD has welcomed €774,933 which has been allocated to Foróige to support an internationally recognised youth mentoring programme.
The funding will go to Foróige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme – an internationally recognised, professionally-supported youth mentoring programme where volunteers support and mentor young people in communities throughout the country.
The Galway West TD said the funding of over three quarters of a million Euro from the Dormant Accounts Fund will help to maintain the Programme which has two strands – community-based and schools-based initiatives.
“I’m delighted to approve funding for this application from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs regarding Foróige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme.
“Foroige is a long-established youth organisation which works with and for young people in communities across Ireland with youth clubs, youth cafés, support programmes, neighbourhood youth projects and the Big Brother Big Sister Programme,” he said.
The Fine Gael TD said that the funding is a great fit for the vision that his colleague Katherine Zappone has in the Department for Children.
“Minister Zappone has worked hard this year to secure extra funding for her Department and has overseen the roll-out of funding programmes for childcare providers as well as the Universal Childcare Subsidy and the Single Affordable Childcare Scheme which are benefiting families in all areas.#amme is an internationally recognised, professionally-supported youth mentoring programme through which volunteers support and mentor young people in communities throughout the country,” he added.