Youth Club Grant

Youth Officer
Ms Ruth Griffin
Cork Education & Training Board,
21 Lavitt’s Quay,
Tel: 021-4856345


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 1.035million euro was available nationally.

Types of Grants:

The 2017 LYCGS provides grant-aid to voluntary youth groups. Sporting groups are ineligible.  In cases where there is more than one section in a group (e.g. Scout Group with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts / Guide Units with Ladybirds, Brownies and Guides / Youth club with Junior and Senior sections), only one application should be made for the combined group. The Scheme supports voluntary youth club/group activities for young people, with priority given to clubs/groups catering for young people aged 10–21. The primary focus of the Scheme is to assist local volunteer-led youth clubs/groups that provide a programme of youth work activities for young people. In addition, other clubs/groups that work with young people, but are not specifically providing youth work, are also entitled to apply for funding under the Scheme.

To support the work of volunteers, and to ensure that quality standards are adhered to in their work with young people, DCYA has incorporated the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups (NQSVlYG) into the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (LYCGS). This Application Form encompasses both the original and recently incorporated elements.

Please click on the links below to download/view the forms:

Download Application Form
View Guidelines

The maximum grant to any one club is €3,000.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 26th May, 2017.


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