More than €75,000 in funding has been awarded to 11 youth services organisations in Galway by the Department of Children.
The grants will allow youth services to purchase and replace essential equipment to support the running of their services for young people.
As well as for national youth organisations to provide innovative models of safe online communication for staff and with young people.
It’s part of an announcement by Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman TD, of over €2.32 million in capital grant funding for 147 targeted staff-led youth projects/services and 25 national youth organisations across the country.
“Throughout the Covid-19 restrictions, youth services adapted, moved online and continued supporting young people’s well-being and social connections.”
“The role these services play in our communities cannot be overstated,” Minister Gorman said.
The single largest award made to a group in Galway was €17,372 for the Youth Work Ireland Galway Loughrea Youth Project.
Galway Senator Aisling Dolan said this latest round of funding will help provide “vital services” for young people.
“The Covid19 pandemic has affected all parts of society, especially children and young people,” she said, adding that the government is committed to helping them “overcome obstacles” and “secure a bright future”.
The full list of grant aid recipients announced in Galway is:
|Foróige Eastside Youth Service||€7,533.75|
|Youth Work Ireland Galway East Galway Youth Project||€7,742.46|
|Youth Work Ireland Galway Loughrea Youth Project||€17,372|
|Forum Adolescent Support Programme||€2,399.42|
|Brú Bhríde West Traveller||€4,994|
|Tionscnamh Óige Mhuintearais||€5,837.37|
|Youth Work Ireland Galway Westside||€2,519.25|
|Involve Ballinasloe Youth Service||€15,267.56|
|Involve Loughrea Youth Service||€10,379.59|
|Youth Work Ireland Galway Cape & ShOUT!||€1,249.26|
|Tuam Youth Service||€1,249.26|