Youth Services

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.

Circular letters

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 Officers:
Ms Ruth Griffin


Mr Mick Finn


Youth Work Services
Cork Training Centre
Rossa Avenue
Tel: 021-4856223

A profile of Cork ETB Youth Services

A profile of Cork ETB Youth Services

2018 Annual Report 

CETB Report on the Provision of LGBTI+ groups and services for young people in Cork City and County. The CETB report is aimed at highlighting services currently available to young people, providing signposts to resources and projects that have active LGBTI+ supports.

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.

Application Form and Guidance Note

Closing date September 20th 2019.

DCYA Newsletter

Cork ETB Youth Work Schemes

  1. Youth Club Grant  click here for more details
  2. Special Projects to assist Disadvantaged Youth click here for more details
  3. Young Peoples Facilities and Services Fund click here for more details.

Useful Publications:

  • Youth Work in Co. Cork
  • Better Outcomes Brighter Futures – National Policy Framework for Children & Young People


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