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LGBTI+ Youth Service grant scheme

(Updated 19.06.2020)

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has made a grant available under the LGBTI+ Youth Service Scheme 2020.

To avail of an application form or for any further information, please contact Joe Thompson by email; jthompson@loetb.ie

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.

 

 

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

 

 

Important Notice: 28.05.2020

DUE TO CHALLENGES SURROUNDING COVID-19, A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE FOR LYCGS 2020 APPLICATIONS TO FRIDAY 26TH jUNE 2020 AT 5PM.

 

LOETB Youth Services are now welcoming applications under the 2020 Youth Club Grant Scheme.

The maximum grant available is €3,000. Closing date is 5pm on Friday 29th May 2020.

Please note that sports clubs/groups are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.

For eligibility criteria, please see Local Youth Club Grant Schemes.

For all queries; contact jthompson@loetb.ie or 085 887 8578

Please click on the links below to download the forms:

2020 Application form 

2020 Foirm Iarratais

2020 Application Guidelines

 

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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