Deputy Frank Feighan urges youth projects to apply for funding immediately.
Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan has urged youth projects to apply for capital grant funding which has been made available.
The Minister for Children, Dr. James Reilly has announced the availability of €500,000 in capital funding for small to medium youth projects in disadvantaged communities in 2014.
“The funding announced will be extremely useful in allowing youth projects in disadvantaged communities to upgrade or replace equipment” says Deputy Feighan.
“Youth projects will be able to buy new computers, sports equipment, multi media equipment or furniture.
These youth projects are extremely valuable to local communities; they provide an outlet for children and bring people together.
“The money will assist in improving the quality of the services and their facilities to the benefit of young people involved.
The provision of the funding underscores the Government’s commitment to enhance the quality of services which add such value to our communities.
“A lot of energy and resources go into supporting youth projects; they are largely funded by donations and they are kept going thanks to the hard work of volunteers.
Details of the scheme and how to apply are on the Department of Children & Youth Affairs website at www.dcya.gov.ie – closing date 14th.November
Furthermore Deputy Feighan states “There will be a further call for applications in early 2015 for capital projects related to health and safety improvements to premises (e.g., improved access for young people with disabilities; fire doors) and/or upgrade or refurbishment of premises (e.g. window replacements; heating upgrades) which will improve and enhance facilities for people with disability concluded Deputy Feighan.