Amount of mainstream funding from her department and other government departments that is invested in youth programmes in the north County Dublin
QUESTION NO: 1910
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Dr. Katherine Zappone)
by Deputy Darragh O'Brien
for WRITTEN ANSWER on Tuesday, 20th June, 2017.
* To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of mainstream funding from her department and other government departments that is invested in youth programmes in the north County Dublin area; the projects that are being funded through this expenditure; the allocation for each; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
Darragh O'Brien T.D.
My Department administers a range of funding schemes and programmes to support the provision of youth services to young people throughout the country including those from disadvantaged communities. The funding schemes support national and local youth work involving approximately 1,400 youth work staff in youth services and communities throughout the country.
I am pleased to confirm that I have allocated an extra €5.5m in current funding to support the provision of youth services in 2017. This will bring the total youth funding by my Department to €57.4m, an increase of 10% over last year's allocation. The additional funding is being used for programmes that target disadvantaged young people and to assist national youth organisations in their work to support local voluntary youth services.
In 2017, an amount of €319,998 was allocated for the projects and services in North County Dublin. Balbriggan Youth Service has been allocated €86,803 while Swords / Baldoyle Youth Service has been allocated €233,195.