Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022

The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022 (LYCGS 2022) is now reopened to Local Youth Clubs and Groups in Laois and Offaly who meet the criteria (as set out in the LYCGS 2022 Guidance Notes) and who have not applied for a LYCGS 2022 grant to date.

The closing date for submission of LYCGS 2022 Applications is close of business Thursday 30th June 2022.

The maximum grant available is €3,000. Please note that sports clubs/groups are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.

Clubs that were in receipt of Local Youth Club Grant Scheme funding in the previous financial year must complete the Club Report Form on page 12 and return it along with their application.

Download the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022 application form.

Download the eligibility criteria

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for funding from the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, the club/group must satisfy the following criteria:

  • It must be volunteer led and it must be based on the voluntary participation of young people.
  • 75% of the club/group members must be between the ages of 10 and 21.
  • It must be able to clearly outline the benefits of club/group membership for young people who participate in its programmes.
  • The club/group must adhere to the requirements set out in Section 2 of the Application Form.
  • The club/group must be fully compliant with all requirements set out in the Children First Act (2015).
  • All adult volunteers working with young people must have been Garda vetted before they start volunteering.
  • Appropriate insurance cover must be in place.
  • Volunteers must have access to a first aid kit and must be able to use it correctly.
  • The club/group must have a Health and Safety Statement, Policy or Procedures. (Note: this applies to clubs/groups that own premises. Clubs/groups that do not own premises must confirm that they have seen and operate to the building’s Health and Safety Policy.)
  • Information on all aspects of the three NQSVLYG Standards must be included in your Application Form response.
  • Clubs that were in receipt of Local Youth Club Grant Scheme funding in the previous financial year must complete the Club Report Form on page 12 and return it along with their application.

*Please note that clubs/groups whose primary focus is sport are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.

Contact: Joe Thompson, Youth Development Officer
Address:

Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board,
Mountrath Road,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois.
R32 CA44

Telephone: 057 867 1309
085 887 8578
Email: youthservices@loetb.ie
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