Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme sees €138,728 for Wicklow clubs

Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle  for Wicklow , Doyle  has announced that funding has been granted to 41 Wicklow clubs under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme.

Over €138,728 in funds benefiting 41 youth projects across the county was announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

The Scheme was developed to support the work of volunteers, to enhance the experience of members, and to provide vital equipment to local youth clubs and groups.

Deputy Doyle said: “This funding will be a great benefit to youth clubs and youth projects here in Wicklow  over the coming year.

“The Scheme was administered through the KWETB Education and Training Board.

“The grants will assist clubs in the purchase of camping, gaming, sports and audio visual equipment. Other clubs, for example, have used the grant to purchase musical equipment which would otherwise unavailable to them.

“The diverse range of the grants awarded is reflective of the clubs which applied and the young people who partake in their activities.

“The following Wicklow  clubs have received funding this year:

Wicklow Clubs Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme
1st Littlewood Boys Brigade
1st Wicklow Scout Group
4th Wicklow Baltinglass Scout Group
5th Wicklow Bray Sea Scout Group
5th Wicklow Kilcoole Scout Group
7th Wicklow Scout Group
8th Wicklow Blessington Scout Group
9th Arklow Sea Scouts
12th Wicklow Dunlavin Scout Group
12th Wicklow Bray Scout Group
14th Wicklow Avoca Scout Group
17th Wicklow Roundwood Scout Group
21st Wicklow Lacken Scout Group
Arklow ASD Social Group
Arklow Bible Clubs
Aughrim Foroige Club
Ballinaclash Foroige Club
Baltinglass Boys Brigade
Baltinglass No Name Club
BKT Youth Club
Blessington Youth Theatre
Buion Muire Lourdes
Bray Travellers Community Development
Chillax Youth Cafe & Juniors
Club Mayhem- Manor Kilbride Foroige
Crossbridge Foroige Club
Dunlavin Teen Scene
Glenealy Youth Foroige Club
Girls Friendly Society Baltinglass
Girls Friendly Society Donoughmore
Girls Friendly Society Redcross
Girls Friendly Society Tinahely
Hollywood No Name! Club
IGG Bray & Enniskerry
Johnstown and Coolgneary Macra
Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee
Kilcoole Youth Groups and Youth Cafe
Mr. Sands Youth Theatre
The Stage Youth Cafe
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club

“I want to give a big thank you to everyone involved with these very important projects locally. The volunteering you do is of enormous benefit to the entire community,”  Andrew Doyle said.

Minister Zappone said: “What made this scheme unique was that clubs were asked to consult with the young people themselves to ascertain their opinions on what equipment should be applied for. 

“It was a key feature of the scheme that any equipment applied for must directly benefit the members of the youth club or group.”

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