LGBTI+ Youth Service Grant Scheme 2020

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has made a grant available under the LGBTI+ Youth Service Scheme 2020. The scheme aims to increase Youth Services contact hours with LGBTI+ young people to ensure that all LGBTI+ young people are visible, valued and included. 

The initiative is intended to provide for additional youth worker hours dedicated specifically to supporting young LGBTI+ people and for any associated additional costs e.g. transport, or venue hire; the action arises primarily from the needs identified by young people themselves and the youth sector in the consultation process for the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy. 

The evidence review also identifies youth services support as important to young people during the coming out process. The initiative is primarily intended to facilitate increased access to youth services for LGBTI+ young people in rural areas.

Who is the scheme open to?

The scheme is open to voluntary youth organisations or services that are LGBTI+ youth focused. The LGBTI+ Youth Service Scheme will target young people aged 15 to 24 who identify as LGBTI+, for one-to-one and group support, to afford young people a fun and safe environment where they are visible, valued and accepted.

How Do I Apply?

To avail of an application form or for any further information, please contact Joe Thompson by email; 

Important Details:

  • Closing date for LGBTI+ Youth Service Scheme Application is close of business, 5pm Tuesday the 14th July 2020.
  • The maximum grant that can be applied for under the LGBTI+ Youth Service Scheme Application 2020 is €5,000. 
  • Please post completed applications to:  Joe Thompson Youth Officer, LOETB Office, Ridge Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. R32 NN82.

For further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Joe Thompson Youth Officer by email at

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