Youth organisations in Limerick are set to benefit from €71,400 in funding, a Fine Gael Senator has said.

Senator Maria Byrne said: “I am delighted that 5 organisations in Limerick will benefit from this new funding.

“Limerick City Drug Education & Prevention Service, Limerick Youth Service, Limerick Scout County and St Augustins have all benefitted under this allocation.

“These youth organisations have essential programmes supporting young people to develop skills, gain new experiences and build self-confidence.

“The Youth Officer in the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board does great work in supporting local youth projects and assist in the design of the scheme and administration of funding.

“As in previous years I am confident these grants will assist in improving the quality of the services to the benefit of young people involved.

“The national youth organisations provide exceptional engagement for the children and young people who are members nationwide.

“The provision of these grants underpins this Governments continued commitment to enhance the quality of youth services which add such value to our communities.”

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone stated that: “Youth Officers play an essential role in the co-ordination of youth service for my Department. They act as a contact point in communities and play an important support role to the providers of youth services.”

“In 2019 we are investing a total of €63.6m in current and capital funding in clubs, services and supports for young people.”



Maria Byrne


Limerick & Clare Clare Youth Service – TYFS €19,912 €117,757
Foroige Loobagh Area Project – TYFS €9,678
Limerick City Drug Education & Prevention Service €13,372
Limerick Youth Service – Rathkeale TYFS €14,060
Limerick Youth Service – City TYFS €3,967
Limerick Scout County €20,000
YEP – St Augustins TYFS €20,000
Clare Youth Service €16,768

Grants Approved for National Youth Organisations


National Youth Organisation Capital Grant Funding Approved
Belong To – LGBT € 14,887
Catholic Guides of Ireland €13,147
Localise Youth and Community Service ltd € 10,355
ECO – UNESCO Clubs € 19,591
Foróige € 11,474
Gaisce €15,480
Girls Friendly Society €20,000
Involve € 19,807
Irish Girl Guides € 20,000
Irish Methodist Youth & Children Dept € 12,609
Macra na Feirme € 20,000
National Youth Council of Ireland € 20,000
No Name Club Ltd €4,609
Ógras € 5,175
Order of Malta Cadets € 12,044
SpunOut €16,673
Voluntary Services International €16,392
Young Irish Film Makers € 19,525
Youth Theatre Ireland € 17,020
Youth Work Ireland € 19,354


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