Longford youth clubs can apply for funding

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

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Funding of over €52,000 is currently available to voluntary youth clubs and groups in Longford.

The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2019, administered by Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB), supports youth work activities by providing grants towards the cost of running youth clubs and groups, and is jointly funded by the Dept of Children and Youth Affairs and the National Lottery.

Maria Fox, LWETB Youth Officer, underlined the value of the scheme, “It is the main source of funding available to volunteer led youth clubs to enable them to provide a range of educational and recreational activities.”

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Dr Christy Duffy, Chief Executive of LWETB, said the funding recognises the value of the work undertaken by volunteer led youth clubs throughout the region.

Further details are available on www.lwetb.ie or by contacting the Youth Service Unit on 044-9348389. Applicants should note that 75% of the club/group members should be between the ages of 10 and 21 in order to be eligible for funding under the Scheme and that the Scheme is not open to sports groups.

The closing date for receipt of fully completed application forms by LWETB is 12 noon on Friday week, March 29.