The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced a fund of 1 million for the fit-out, refurbishment works or building enhancement projects for the startup of new Youth Cafés. One of the core functions of a youth café is that it offers support to young people, ranging from practical support to advice through their participation in activities that are of interest to them and that are varied and on offer at times that suit their normal activities. In awarding funding, the Department will endeavour to ensure that there is a geographical spread of youth cafés from the funding commensurate to existing provision in the area.
Further information is available from the Dept website, www.dcya.ie.
Pobal is assisting the Department of Children & Youth Affairs in managing the Youth Café Programme 2013, and application can be accessed at www.pobal.ie.