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Funding Schemes – Registration & Applications

Funding Schemes – Registration & Applications

Kerry ETB Call for Youth Service

Kerry ETB is seeking an organisation with experience of providing services to young people, to deliver a youth service to young people in the West Iveragh region of Co. Kerry. This new project is being established in line with the UBU Your Place Your Space scheme funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).

The mission of the UBU Your Place Your Space Funding Scheme is:

“To provide out-of-school supports to young people in their local communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential by improving their personal and social development outcomes.”

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th August 2021 and should be submitted electronically to Kerry ETB Youth Development Office at youthwork@kerryetb.ie

Or Hard Copies addressed to Kerry ETB Youth Development Office at Kerry Education and Training Board, Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 P2FE.

It is the responsibility of each respondent to ensure that the Submission Application Form reaches Kerry ETB before the deadline.  Submission Application Forms sent to any other address (other than the one indicated above) or received after the deadline will be deemed invalid.

Kerry ETB West Iveragh UBU Call For Service Information Pack
Kerry ETB West Iveragh UBU Application Form


Youth Club Equipment Grant Scheme 2021

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has a total of €500,000 available in 2021 for a small capital equipment grant for youth clubs or similar organisations that have or are in receipt of a grant under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme.

Capital grants of up to a maximum of €500 per funded organisation will be made available for eligible expenditure incurred over the period 1st January to 31 December 2021.

Eligible funded organisations/information centres/clubs  

The scheme is open to those at 1st January 2021 which are operating or will operate during 2021 as a youth club/organisation that:

a) received a grant under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme in 2020, or
b) has applied for or is in receipt of a 2021 grant under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

Youth Club Equipment Grant Scheme 2021 Guidance & App Form
DPER Circular Letter 13/2014

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (LYCGS)

The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (LYCGS) supports volunteer-led youth club/group activities at a local level. The Scheme, which provides grant aid towards the costs of running clubs/groups, is part-funded by the proceeds of the National Lottery. Funding for the Scheme is provided by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and is administered locally by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) on behalf of DCEDIY. ETBs advertise the Scheme locally on an annual basis, outlining the purpose of the grant and the eligibility criteria.

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. In 2017, DCEDIY incorporated the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups into the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. These national quality standards were developed to support and enhance voluntary work with young people. Criteria for eligibility:

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 have been 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 NQSVLYG Standards must be included in your Application Form response.
  • Clubs that were in receipt of Local Youth Club Grant Scheme funding in the previous financial year must complete the Club Report Form on page 12 and return it along with their application.

Please note that clubs/groups whose primary focus is sport are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.

LYCGS Application Form 2021
2021 LYCGS Guidance Note
LYCGS Statement of Assurance 2021
DPER Circular Letter 13/2014

Covid-19 Youth Service/ Youth Club Minor Grants Scheme 2021

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has €1.4 million available in 2021 for small current (revenue) funding grants. This grant scheme aims to support youth services and youth clubs to meet minor costs of re-opening fully as a result of Covid-19 restrictions being eased.

Funding grants of up to a maximum of:

  • €4,000 per funded organisation under the UBU Your Place Your Space Funding scheme/ Youth Information Centre Scheme
  • €400 per youth club or group eligible to apply for funding under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme.

The grants will be made available for eligible expenditure, e.g. volunteer recruitment or training, consumables or eligible overheads, incurred over the period 1 March to 31 December 2021 due to the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions or arising from steps to re-open in line with Government guidance.

Grants will be available for the following:

  • support the re-engagement of volunteers,
  • defray some costs associated with managing a service in line with Covid-19 guidance, and
  • funding additional hygiene and sanitary measures.

Eligible funded organisations/information centres/clubs

The scheme is open to those youth services/youth centres or clubs which are operating or will operate during 2021 under the following headings:

  • a funded organisation receiving targeted youth funds,
  • Youth Information Centres funded through D/CEDIY approved grants, or
  • a youth club/organisation which is eligible to apply for or is in receipt of a grant under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme.

C19 Minor Grant Application and Guidance 2021 
DPER Circular Letter 13/2014

Websites for Youth Organisations

http://www.boysbrigade.ie/
http://www.duisigh.com/
https://www.foroige.ie/
https://www.irishgirlguides.ie/
http://www.youth.ie/nyci/no-name-club
http://kdys.ie/
https://www.scouts.ie/
http://www.udaras.ie/en/forbairt-pobail/tionscnaimh-an-oige/
http://www.ogras.ie/

Maps & contacts for youth groups/projects in Kerry

Youth Organisation Name Phone Email
KDYS Gareth Harteveld 068 23744 GarethHarteveld@kdys.ie
Scouting Ireland Southern Province Office 021 4220020 Ncollins@scouts.ie
Foróige Regional Office Regional Office 021 4396521
Irish Girl Guides National Office 01 6683898 info@irishgirlguides.ie
Kerry ETB Seamus Whitty (Youth Development Officer) 086 0409025 swhitty@kerryetb.ie

For other queries, please contact Seamus Whitty (Youth Development Officer):

Seamus Whitty

Youth Development Officer

Kerry ETB, Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 P2FE

Tel: 086 0409025

Email: swhitty@kerryetb.ie

Guidance notes

LYCGS Statement of Assurance
LYCGS Guidance Note 2020
LYCGS Application Form 2020
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