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Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022

LOETB are now welcoming applications under the 2022 Local Youth Club Grant Scheme.

The maximum grant available is €3,000. Closing date is 5pm on Friday 1st of April 2022. 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.

For more information please visit Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022.

 

Podcast

'The impact and power creativity can have on young people's mental health and overall wellbeing'

In collaboration with Laois Connects Mental Health Week, Laois Offaly Local Creative Youth Partnership (LO LCYP) has developed a Podcast discussing ‘The Impact and Power Creativity can have on Young People’s Mental Health and Overall Well-Being’. Hosted by Joe Thompson featuring guests Patricia Wallis (LO LCYP Coordinator) and Ros O’Meara (Musician).

 

Creative Activation Package 2020 (24.08.2020)

Application Deadline now CLOSED

As a result of the Governments July Stimulus Package, a ‘Creative Activation Package‘(CAP) has been made available by Laois Offaly Local Creative Youth Partnership (LO LCYP) to all Youth Organisations, Projects, Clubs and Groups across Laois and Offaly,

It is envisaged that the funding, will bring about a greater understanding as to the power of creativity to bring about change in the lives of young people. At the core of the creative work is the voice of the young people. As a result of current COVID-19 restrictions, these programmes can be delivered in a safe space (either online or physical) in keeping with current guidelines.

Important Details:

  • The CAP 2020 funding is available to ALL Youth Organisations, Projects, Clubs and Groups across Laois and Offaly,
  • The CAP 2020 funding is targeted at young people aged 12-15 and 16-20 years across Laois and Offaly
  • Closing date for applications is close of business, 5pm Friday 4th September 2020.
  • The maximum grant that can be applied for under the CAP 2020 funding is €2,500. 
  • Please post completed applications to:  Patricia Wallis, LOETB Office, Ridge Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. R32 NN82.

To avail of an application form or for any further information, please contact LO LCYP Creative Coordinator Patricia Wallis by email; pwallis@loetb.ie

Application form can also be downloaded here

 

Press Release From Department of Children and Youth Affairs 08.06.2020

Minister Zappone announces funding to enable the formal opening of UBU - Your Space Your Place on 01 July 2020 

From Department of Children and Youth Affairs 
Published at: 8 June 2020
Last updated 8 June 2020

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, today announced that funding allocations have been approved for the youth funding scheme, UBU - Your Place Your Space, enabling the scheme to proceed as planned on 1 July.

UBU - Your Place Your Space provides funding to youth services that support young people to develop the personal and social skills required to improve their life chances. This includes services covering health and wellbeing, education, employment and social connectedness. The scheme will target young people aged between 10 – 24 years who are experiencing economic, social and cultural disadvantage.

Following a successful application process, letters of allocation issued today to all Education and Training Boards (ETBs) who administer funds to successful youth services on behalf of the Minister.

Acknowledging the deep commitment by the applicant organisations and Education and Training Boards to the process Minister Zappone said:

“I greatly appreciate the efforts, particularly in these difficult times, of the ETBs and youth organisations to ensure that we can open UBU - Your Place Your Space on time on 1 July. I thank the youth officers and ETB co-ordination committees who have worked so hard under the Covid-19 restrictions to keep the process on track. This represents the completion of a major reform of funding for targeted youth services and it was achieved in the midst of unprecedented restrictions due to Covid-19.

“The youth sector has responded heroically to the current crisis, adapting and innovating in order to maintain supports for vulnerable young people. The funding announced today, coupled with the youth sector guidance which I published on 2 June, ensures that such services can continue to deliver on this important work throughout the year ahead within the robust framework of the new UBU - Your Place Your Space scheme.”   

Allocations to ETB's as of 08.06.2020

 

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappene T.D., launched a new targeted youth funding scheme titled "UBU- Your Place Your Space" which provides over €38.5 million for youth services nationwide.

UBU - Your Place Your Space  brings together four already existing, overlapping schemes with a value of over €38.5 million. The scheme aims to provide services that support young people to develop personal and social skills required to improve their life chances. These include services covering health, education, employment and social connectedness. The scheme targets young people who are marginalised, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board's Youth Work team are excited to be involved in rolling out the new scheme with our community and voluntary partners.

 

LOETB Youth Officer, Joe Thompson pictured with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone at the UBU - Your Place Your Space Launch

 

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