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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 176 - Youth services expenditure [5913/14]. (06 Feb 2014)

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176. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the per capita spending by her Department for youth services in each county in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter.  [5913/14] 

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Youth Affairs Unit of my Department administers a range of funding schemes, programmes and supports to the youth sector. In 2013, funding of €51.748m was provided to support the provision of youth services and programmes to young people throughout the country including those from disadvantaged communities. This includes €1.035m for the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, under which 1,600 local youth clubs and 10,000 participants benefit each year. This funding is allocated by my Department to the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) on the basis of youth population numbers.

Targeted supports for disadvantaged, marginalised and at risk young people are provided through the Special Projects for Youth Scheme, the Young Peoples Facilities and Services Fund Rounds 1 and 2 and Local Drugs Task Force Projects. These funding schemes support national and local youth work projects and services provided by the voluntary youth work sector. It is estimated some 400,000 young people participate in the programmes and services which are provided by approximately 1,400 paid staff and 40,000 volunteers working in youth work services and communities throughout the country.

The funding for local youth projects and services throughout the country is administered on behalf of my Department, in the main, by the ETBs. A small number of other organisations also hold funding administration status.

A breakdown of the per capita spend per county is not readily available in my Department but details of the 2013 allocations to each funding administering body for local youth projects in their respective areas is set out as follows:
 
Administering Body
2013 Allocation
City of Dublin ETB
11,201,411
County Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB
6,659,045
City and County Cork ETB
2,573,257
City of Limerick and County Limerick and Clare ETB
1,564,216
Waterford and Wexford ETB
966,930
Co. Wicklow and Kildare ETB
912,613
Co. Kerry ETB
180,150
Co. Tipperary ETB
167,591
Co. Donegal ETB
353,463
Co. Longford and Westmeath ETB
212,856
Co. Louth and Meath ETB
50,995
Co. Cavan and Monaghan ETB
9,926
Co. Carlow and Kilkenny ETB
271,919
Co. Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB
28,497
City and County Galway and Roscommon ETB
1,175,492
 
Dublin City Council
1,729,198
Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council
387,083
Offaly County Council
43,894
Udarás na Gaeltachta
55,643
HSE – Sligo/Leitrim
44,812
HSE South, Waterford
1,029,491
FAI
349,243
An Síol Community Development Project, Dublin
47,124
ISPCC
45,441
Limerick GAA
45,441
Munster Rugby
45,441
Athlone Town Council
1,683


The following allocations were provided in respect of local projects throughout the country which are under the auspices of certain national youth organisations.

Youth Work Ireland
4,685,557
Crosscare (formerly Catholic Youth Care)
73,123
Involve (formerly National Association of Travellers Centres)
361,627
Foróige
45,441
ECO-UNESCO
68,162
YMCA
45,441


In addition, capital funding of €1.5m was provided in 2013 for the start-up of new Youth Cafés and thirty applications for Youth Cafés have been approved in locations throughout the country. Details of the successful proposals are available on my Department's website - www.dcya.gov.ie .

The notification of the 2014 allocations for local projects and services are being issued to the grant administering bodies by the Youth Affairs Unit of my Department this week.
Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:6 February 2014
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Youth club / cafe based prevention
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