Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme sees €281,598 for Kerry clubs – Griffin

Brendan Griffin

16th December 2017
Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme sees €281,598 for Kerry clubs – Griffin
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin has announced that funding has been granted to 71 clubs under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme.
Over €281,598 in funds benefitting 71 youth projects across the county was announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

The Scheme was developed to support the work of volunteers, to enhance the experience of members, and to provide vital equipment to local youth clubs and groups.

Minister Griffin said: “This funding will be a great benefit to youth clubs and youth projects here in Kerry over the coming year.

“The Scheme was administered through the Kerry Education and Training Board.

“The grants will assist clubs in the purchase of camping, gaming, sports and audio visual equipment. Other clubs, for example, have used the grant to purchase musical equipment which would otherwise unavailable to them.

“The diverse range of the grants awarded is reflective of the clubs which applied and the young people who partake in their activities.
“I want to give a big thank you to everyone involved with these very important projects locally. The volunteering you do is of enormous benefit to the entire community,” Minister Griffin said.

Minister Zappone said: “What made this scheme unique was that clubs were asked to consult with the young people themselves to ascertain their opinions on what equipment should be applied for.

“It was a key feature of the scheme that any equipment applied for must directly benefit the members of the youth club or group.”

The following  Kerry clubs have received funding this year:


Kerry ETB
Ballybunion Youth Café (Yo Club) €5,000.00
Ballymacelligott Youth Club €5,000.00
Kilgarvan Youth Club €5,000.00
Yo Club listowel €1,772.65
3rd Kerry Milltown Scout Group €5,000.00
Beaufort Youth Club €4,946.00
14th Kerry Killorglin €5,000.00
Fossa 8th Kerry Scouts €5,000.00
Tuosist Youth Club  €4,980.50
Muckross Youth Club  €2,000.00
6th Kerry Scouts Killarney €5,000.00
Milltown Youth Club €5,000.00
The Social Action Group Rathmore €4,811.54
30th Kerry Firies Scout Group €5,000.00
Moyvane Youth Club €5,000.00
Killarney No Name  €5,000.00
Ballylongford Youth Club €5,000.00
Tarbert Youth Club €3,507.00
Ballyduff Youth Club €5,000.00
Ballyheigue Youth Club €5,000.00
Valentia/Portmagee Youth Club €1,874.00
Caherdaniel Youth Club €4,983.05
Portmagee Junior Youth Club €5,000.00
1st Kerry Scout Group Tralee €5,000.00
The Boys Brigade- 1st Tralee Company €510.00
3rd Kerry Blennerville Scout Group €3,913.02

2nd Kerry Scout Group Tralee €4,980.30
St Pats Listowel  €2,451.00
Le Chéile na n-Óg €4,620.47
Camp Youth Club €4,992.00
Causeway Youth Club €5,000.00
Kingdom Wheelblasters €3,684.85
Foroige YC LISTOWEL €5,000.00
Irish Red Cross €4,922.30
7th kerry Dingle €5,000.00
The Guild Gaming Youth group  €4,034.96
KDYS Fishing Club  €5,000.00
KDYS Volunteer led youth club Tralee  €5,000.00
Tralee No Name €5,000.00
KDYS Youth Centre Listowel  €4,779.97
Club Oige An Daingean  €581.26
Action for young people with special needs  €2,498.73
Club Ri Ra  €1,974.67
KDYS Volunteer led youth (Listowel) €5,000.00
Killeentierna Youth Club -pending site visit-non affiliated club €4,592.12
St Senans Youth Club  €5,000.00
Annascaul Youth Club  €5,000.00
Club Oige Cheann Tra €5,000.00
St. John’s YOUTH Group  €1,300.00
Kielduff Guides €2,225.00
15th Kerry Scouts Sneem €4,955.70
Fossa Youth Club  €4,644.45
Kenmare Girl Guides  €5,000.00
Duisigh Youth Theatre €5,000.00
Bunchulb na Dromoda €2,572.59
Kenmare Special Needs Group €1,835.96
Kenmare Youth Club €5,000.00
KDYS Youth group Killarney €4,990.87
Killarney District Girl Guides €4,365.00
KDYS South Kerry Band Group €4,240.00
Lixnaw Youth Club €3,396.88
Ardfert Youth Club  €1,795.75
Fenit & Spa Youth Club  €4,929.72
Cahersiveen Youth Club  €2,000.00
8th Kerry Fenit €4,428.82
Club Ogras Ghniomh Go Leith €1,301.57
Club ogras Lios Tuathail €1,301.57
Club Ogras Tra Li €1,301.57
Club Ogras Bhaile an Mhuilinn €1,301.57
Club Ogras Bhaile Ui Thaidhg €1,301.57

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