Youth groups across Galway and Mayo will benefit from the €10.6 million of Government funding for national youth organisations. The funding has been allocated by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and will benefit organisations involved in sports, the arts, and outdoor pursuits.
Many of the national organisations receiving funding have a strong presence in Galway and Mayo including Scouting Ireland, the Irish Girl Guides, Catholic Guides of Ireland, Macra na Feirme and Junior Chamber Ireland. These organisations have branches and clubs in communities across Galway and Mayo and will benefit from the funding.
Significant funding of €2.7 million has also been allocated to Foróige with a further €2 million for Youth Work Ireland. Foróige has over 50 clubs and projects across Galway including in the communities of Athenry, Corrandulla, Claregalway, Clarinbridge, Knocknacarra, Doughiska as well as the youth hub in the City. It also has dozens of branches in Mayo.
Similarly, Youth Work Ireland has dozens of clubs and projects across the West that will be strengthened by this funding.
The importance of these organisations to young people in Galway and Mayo cannot be overstated as they provide opportunities to participate in sports, recreational activities and the arts while also helping to build confidence and impart a variety of skills.
|Belong To – LGBT||€155,384|
|Catholic Guides of Ireland||€265,602|
|Church of Ireland Youth Department||€184,472|
|Confederation of Peace Corps/Localise Youth and Community Service Ltd||€132,100
|ECO – UNESCO Clubs||€125,528|
|Experiment In International Living||€29,563|
|Girls Friendly Society||€32,504|
|Irish Girl Guides||€392,124|
|Irish Methodist Youth & Children Dept||€30,527|
|Junior Chamber Ireland||€17,376|
|Macra na Feirme||€454,194|
|National Federation of Arch Clubs||€53,608|
|National Youth Council of Ireland||€594,037|
|No Name Club Ltd||€200,150|
|Order of Malta Cadets||€49,655|
|Scouting Ireland Ltd.||€876,337|
|The Boys’ Brigade||€58,933|
|Voluntary Services Interational||€82,745|
|Young Christian Workers||€93,270|
|Young Irish Film Makers||€59,959|
|Young Men’s Christian Association||€155,197|
|Youth Theatre Ireland||€104,453|
|Youth Work Ireland||€2,066,214|