More than €73,000 is being provided to youth clubs and services in Tallaght, Clondalkin and Lucan under a grant scheme announced by local Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs say the money is being used for small capital works at each of the six clubs selected.
It will boost services for those working with young people combatting addiction, younger members of the travelling community as well as those providing sports, recreation and other activities in our local areas.
More than €73,000 is being provided to youth clubs and services in Tallaght, Clondalkin and Lucan
“Each of the local services receiving the money will be able to use it for small building works – including upgrades of meeting rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.
The fact that so much funding has once again been allocated to the South Dublin County Council area is a tribute to the dedication, passion and skills of those youth leaders working with our teenagers and young people.
They are literally transforming lives.
The largest local grant (€20,000) is going to CARP which operates supports for young people with addictions from its base in Killinarden. There is also significant funding for the Tallaght Travellers Youth Service as well as organisations in Lucan, Clondalkin and Ronanstown.
The breakdown is:
|Lucan Youth Service||€10,540.61|
|Youth Workers Ronanstown||€9,978.70|
|Ronanstown Youth Service||€16,333.05|
|Tallaght Travellers Youth Service||€5,198.81|
|Clondalkin Youth Service||€11,073.82|
I am confident the grants will assist in improving the quality of the services to the benefit of young people involved. In particular they will improve physical facilities.
Since my election and my appointment as an Independent Minister I have been determined to reverse the cuts which have impacted on our youth services. This year I am proud that we have invested a total of €61.5m in current and capital funding in clubs, services and supports.