Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Galway and Mayo youth organisations to benefit from €10.6 million of national funding

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.


An Oige €185,117
Belong To – LGBT €155,384
Catholic Guides of Ireland €265,602
Crosscare €942,310
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
Feachtas €91,430
Foróige €2,746,307
Girls Brigade €46,655
Girls Friendly Society €32,504
Involve €234,892
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
Ogras €191,122
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
Total: €10,651,765

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