Youth Capital Funding Scheme 2016/2017

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced details of a Capital Funding Scheme for youth services in 2016 /2017. 

An allocation of up to €2.6m has been made available to the Department for capital projects in the voluntary youth services in 2016/2017. In the main, it will be used to support small scale projects, including equipment replacement, refurbishments, health and safety fit outs and accessibility projects in local youth services
Youth organisations, projects and services in receipt of funding under the following schemes are eligible to apply: 

  • Special Projects for Youth scheme
  • Youth Information Centres scheme.
  • Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (rounds 1 and 2)
  • Local Drugs Task Force projects scheme (21 mainstreamed projects)
  • Youth Services Grant scheme.

The Scheme will provide grants under two strands:

Type 1 - €5,000 to €20,000, for the up-grade or replacement of equipment or for the purchase of essential equipment to support the running of the project/organisation in the provision of quality services for young people.

Type 2 - €20,000 to €50,000, for health and safety improvements to premises and/or upgrade of, refurbishment of premises or upgrades to enable access for young people with disabilities including young people with physical or sensory disabilities. 

Deadline for applications: 20 May 2016

Applications from local youth services and organisations should be submitted to their local ETB/ Youth Officer/Liaison Officer. In the case of national youth organisation, applications should be submitted directly to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.  
Download the application form here.