More than €81,000 awarded to Dublin Central youth groups through National Lottery grants – Donohoe

10th December, 2014

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement of €81,500 which is being made available to youth groups in the Dublin Central through National Lottery grants. The funding was announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, this week.
This follows on from the awarding of National Lottery funding to 18 projects for older people announced by the Minister for Heath, Leo Varadkar last week.

The youth group projects receiving funding include:

  • €30,000 for heating system for youth club – East Wall North Port Development Group, St Mary’s Youth, East Wall
  • €12,000 for healthy lifestyles programmes in U18’s residential services & youth café run by the Peter McVerry Trust,
  • €10,000 for a minibus for Don Bosco Teenage Care, Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, D.7
  • €10,000 for sailing training run by Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development on Alexandra Road in Dublin 1
  • €10,000 for books & materials for a shared reading programme operated by the Deaf Education Centre       in Cabra
  • €2,500 for Chinese Cultural Family Group activities on Hill Street Playground in Dublin 1
  • €4,500 for summer programme for children in direct provision run by the Jesuit Refugee Service on Upper Gardiner Street
  • €1,500 for outdoor activity and sports programme run by Aosóg on Prussia Street in Dublin 7
  • €1,000 for extra-curricular club run by St Joseph’s Pledge Assoc in St Joseph’s Secondary School on Stanhope St.

Minister Donohoe said: ‘This funding will go a long way to assisting in the vital work carried out by these  schemes and programmes. The money will be used for myriad initiatives that support our young people and for things as varied as heating youth clubs, buying a minivan to get people from A to B and providing education to young people about the healthier choices they can make in life. I am confident that this funding will be put to good use and that it will be appreciated by those in Dublin Central who are to avail of it and the difference it will make to their clubs and organisations.”