Under the Education and Training Board Act, ETBs have been given the responsibility to;
“Support the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional area and provide such information as may be requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to such support.”
(Education and Training Boards Act 2013, Section 10 (1) (j))
Cork ETB has responsibility for administering funding of over 2.5million euro to over 35 youth projects and services across Cork City and County.
Youth Work Services are provided on the ETBs behalf by a number of voluntary youth organizations – YMCA, Foróige, Youthwork Ireland Cork, Cobh Youth Services, Cork Simon, Meitheal Mara, Good Shepherd Services, Churchfield Trust.
Their work is supported and monitored by Cork Education & Training Board (CETB) staff and is overseen by a CETB sub-committee which is responsible for strategic planning and monitoring.
Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds – Circular 13/2014
Conditions and Procedures for grant funding allocated under the DCYA Scheme 2015 – Circular/DCYA/01/2015
For more information on Youth Work in Cork please contact the youth officer.
|Contact details for Youth Officer:|
|Ms Ruth Griffin|
|Youth Work Services
Cork Training Centre
A profile of Cork ETB Youth Services
LGBTI+ Youth Service Scheme 2019 – small grant scheme
The scheme aims to increase Youth Services contact hours with LGBTI+ young people to ensure that all LGBTI+ young people are visible, valued and included.
The initiative is intended to provide for additional youth worker hours dedicated specifically to supporting young LGBTI+ people and for any associated additional costs e.g. transport, or venue hire; the action arises primarily from the needs identified by young people themselves and the youth sector in the consultation process for the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy.
The evidence review also identifies youth services support as important to young people during the coming out process. The initiative is primarily intended to facilitate increased access to youth services for LGBTI+ young people in rural areas.
Closing date September 20th 2019.
Cork ETB Youth Work Schemes
- Youth Club Grant click here for more details
- Special Projects to assist Disadvantaged Youth click here for more details
- Young Peoples Facilities and Services Fund click here for more details.
- Youth Work in Co. Cork
- Better Outcomes Brighter Futures – National Policy Framework for Children & Young People