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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
€1,348.00
1st Wicklow Scout Group
€5,000.00
4th Wicklow Baltinglass Scout Group
€3,427.08
5th Wicklow Bray Sea Scout Group
€4,410.00
5th Wicklow Kilcoole Scout Group
€4,428.00
7th Wicklow Scout Group
€1,275.00
8th Wicklow Blessington Scout Group
€4,328.55
9th Arklow Sea Scouts
€3,250.00
12th Wicklow Dunlavin Scout Group
€4,895.36
12th Wicklow Bray Scout Group
€4,945.00
14th Wicklow Avoca Scout Group
€3,750.00
17th Wicklow Roundwood Scout Group
€5,000.00
21st Wicklow Lacken Scout Group
€4,773.85
Arklow ASD Social Group
€4,626.64
Arklow Bible Clubs
€1,713.90
Aughrim Foroige Club
€2,256.51
Ballinaclash Foroige Club
€4,983.30
Baltinglass Boys Brigade
€733.57
Baltinglass No Name Club
€4,947.48
BBH
€5,000.00
BKT Youth Club
€4,838.46
Blessington Youth Theatre
€949.00
Buion Muire Lourdes
€3,915.43
Bray Travellers Community Development
€2,600.00
Chillax Youth Cafe & Juniors
€4,999.06
Club Mayhem- Manor Kilbride Foroige
€4,924.26
Crossbridge Foroige Club
€4,995.13
Dunlavin Teen Scene
€4,000.00
Glenealy Youth Foroige Club
€1,653.39
Girls Friendly Society Baltinglass
€1,759.98
Girls Friendly Society Donoughmore
€4,187.22
Girls Friendly Society Redcross
€982.39
Girls Friendly Society Tinahely
€1,515.46
Hollywood No Name! Club
€3,300.00
IGG Bray & Enniskerry
€2,136.40
Johnstown and Coolgneary Macra
€2,219.00
Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee
€4,325.00
Kilcoole Youth Groups and Youth Cafe
€3,123.00
Mr. Sands Youth Theatre
€4,866.27
The Stage Youth Cafe
€381.27
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club
€1,966.00

“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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