Local youth projects in Enniscorthy will receive over €22,000 in funding from new Government capital grants, according to Minister Paul Kehoe.
The Fine Gael TD conformed that €16,754 has been approved for the Enniscorthy Community youth project , while €5,392 has been approved for the FYDS Information Centre.
The grants approved support purchases of equipment and small scale projects, including the upgrade of bathrooms and kitchens in youth services.
Eligible local services were invited by the Education and Training Board (ETB) to apply for support.
“Investing in and supporting young people is a key priority for this Government. Thanks to our strengthened economy, the Government is able to improve supports to the communities who need it most. Much of the upgrade works to take place under these grants will be in areas of disadvantage,” Minister Kehoe said.
“I’d like to thank the staff our local ETB for their work in supporting local youth projects and I know that Minister Zappone has thanked them for their assistance to the Department of Children in the design and implementation of this scheme.”