Youth Club Grant

Contact details for Youth Officers:
Ms Ruth Griffin


Mr Mick Finn


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


This Scheme is administered by the Education & Training Boards on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

This Department of Children and Youth Affairs Scheme which was introduced in 1999 and aims to make provision for the support of youth work activities at a local level. These grants are made available to voluntary youth clubs and groups through Cork Education & Training Board. In 2014 1.035 million euro was available nationally.

Youth Club Equipment Grant

Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has announced capital grant (equipment) funding of €2.4m for youth clubs, targeted staff-led youth services and national youth organisations across the country to fund equipment and small capital projects.

 Eligible local youth clubs are invited by their Education and Training Board (ETB) to apply for funding, there is a total of €163,473 available to clubs in Cork.  The maximum grant available is €2,000.

Closing date Friday, 28th June 2019.

Please click on the link below to download the form:

Application Form:  Youth Equipment Grant application form

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2019

Cork ETB are now welcoming applications under the 2019 Youth Club Grant Scheme.

The maximum grant available is €3,000. Closing date is 12 noon on the 12th April 2019.

To be eligible for funding from the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, the club/group must satisfy the following criteria:

  • It must be volunteer led and it must be based on the voluntary participation of young people.
  • 75% of the club/group members must be between the ages of 10 and 21.
  • It must be able to clearly outline the benefits of club/group membership for young people who participate in its programmes.
  • The club/group must adhere to the requirements set out in Section 2 of the Application Form.
  • The club/group must be fully compliant with all requirements set out in the Children First Act (2015).
  • All adult volunteers working with young people must be Garda vetted before they start volunteering.
  • Appropriate insurance cover must be in place.
  • Volunteers must have access to a first aid kit and must be able to use it correctly.
  • The club/group must have a Health and Safety Statement, Policy or Procedures. (Note: this applies to clubs/groups that own premises. Clubs/groups that do not own premises must confirm that they have seen and operate to the building’s Health and Safety Policy.)
  • Information on all aspects of the three Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups that have been met by your club/group must be included in your Application Form response.

 Please note that sports clubs/groups are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.

Please click on the links below to download the forms:

Application form:  2019 application form

Foirm Iarratais: 2019 Foirm Iarratais

Guidance & Information Notes: LYCGS Guidence Information Notes 2019

Nóta Faisnéise agus Treorach: Nóta Faisnéise agus Treorach 2019


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