Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Children and Youth Affairs

Progress on securing future of Time4Us service

During the week progress has been made on securing the future of the Time4Us service in Galway. The service provides a venue for parents who are separated to spend time with their children. The Time4Us initiative has been organized through a voluntary board working out of premises provided by the HSE/Tusla. However, with retirements and other… Continue Reading

Over three quarters of a million Euro for Foroige from the Dormant Accounts Fund

€774,933 has been allocated to Foroige to support the youth organisation’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme. The funding is from the Dormant Accounts Fund for which I’m responsible as Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development. I’m delighted to approve funding for this application from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs… Continue Reading

Over €325,000 in Government funding to help create new childcare places in Galway

€325,000 in Government funding has been allocated for childcare services in Galway. The funding is helping over two dozen childcare organisations in Galway to set up new services and expand existing ones. Two significant allocations are being made to enhance and increase childcare provision in Galway. €187,866.50 is being allocated to 12 childcare organisations to help establish… Continue Reading

Over half a million Euro in extra funding for childcare services in Galway

Childcare services in Galway are to receive €536,710 in extra funding from the Government. The funding will be used to provide more than new childcare places, maintenance and building work as well as outdoor play areas and is available for immediate draw-down by providers here in Galway. The provision of quality, affordable and accessible childcare… Continue Reading

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