Apply Now for Youth Capital Funding Scheme

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Government has allocated funding to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for a Capital Funding Scheme. Under the scheme staff led youth projects and some youth organisations funded by the Department may apply for grants to undertake small to medium capital projects in 2014 and 2015.

The is open to applications from Department of Children and Youth Affairs funded projects under the Special Projects for Youth Scheme (SPY), Youth Information Centres (YICs), Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF) and Local Drugs Task Force (LDTF) (21 mainstreamed projects). As a once-off exceptional measure the scheme is also open to a number of national youth organisations.

Minister Reilly stated: “The availability of these funds reinforce the Government’s commitment to the provision of quality youth services for young people, in particular noting the emphasis on making this additional capital funding support available to the most disadvantaged communities throughout the country”

The Minister particularly recognises the commitment of the many volunteers involved in assisting and managing youth projects throughout the country. This voluntary effort, combined with the professionalism and dedication of youth service employees, makes a significant contribution to the ensuring the lives of young people are enhanced and improved through the services offered by youth projects. The aim of this capital funding scheme is to provide much needed assistance to youth projects to improve the facilities and equipment available for their work with young people in their communities.

The closing date for receipt of applications for 2014 is 12 Noon November 14th 2014 and for 2015 the closing date for receipt of applications is 12 Noon February 27th 2015.
Full details of the scheme including guidance, the application form and contact details for submission of applications are attached below.

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