Youth Work

The Youth Work Act(2001) provides a legal framework for the
provision of Youth Work programmes and services and gives statutory responsibility at national level to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and at local level to the ETB’s for the
development of youth work and its co-operation with other services to young people. The role of the Youth Officer is to co-ordinate these functions on behalf of the Kilkenny and Carlow ETB.

Youth Club Grants
The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme aims to support youth work at a local level and is
administered by the Kilkenny and Carlow ETB.
Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) are pleased to announce that we have received funding under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2016 from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Please find attached the following documentation:
• LYCGS Application Form 2016
• Information Sheet

Please note that the Application Form has a grant agreement attached as an appendix. This agreement is to help ensure compliance with the DEPR Circular 13/2014 on Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds.

Any grants awarded under the LYCGS can only be paid electronically to a bank account, any groups who did not receive funding in 2015 will be required to complete a supplier set up form which is available on request

Please note additional requirements listed by DCYA in 2016:

• To show any progress made in relation to the standards, groups should submit their Annual Plan and Progress Report, via their parent organisations for groups affiliated to
National Organisations, or directly to KCETB for unaffiliated groups.

• Groups must have a written procedure setting out Child Protection arrangements which are adapted to the nature of the organisation’s contact with children and which comply with Children First; National Guidance for the Welfare and Protection of Children (DCYA, 2011)

• All Group adult volunteers must be Garda Vetted.

Closing date for return of LYCGS Application Form 2016, Club Report Form 2015 and the
Annual Plan and Progress Report is 17th June 2016.

LYCGS Information Sheet 2016

LYCGS Application Form 2016


County Kilkenny County Carlow
Youth Officer: Saoirse Prendergast Youth Officer:  Mairead Donohoe
C/O Community Education
Lower New Street
1a Meadow Court
Burrin Street
Tel: 086 0494652 Tel: 085 7759268
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