Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1368)

Thomas P. Broughan


1368. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the youth employability scheme announced on 31 October 2018; the projects selected; the funding allocated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19711/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Youth Employability Initiative provides funding to voluntary youth services to support programmes that target young people to improve their employability and achieve career goals. The Initiative is specifically designed to support projects that emphasise additionality and non-duplication of services currently provided by youth projects. The aim of the Initiative is to target 16 to 24-year olds, specifically 16 to 18-year olds who are not currently in employment, education or training to assist them on their progression to employment.

The Youth Employability Initiative is supported by funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund which is overseen by the Department of Rural and Community Development. This Initiative is being administered at a local level on behalf of my Department by the sixteen Education and Training Boards.

Following an application, assessment and selection process, 21 successful applicants have been awarded a budget allocation under this Initiative and details of the funding awarded are provided in the accompanying table.

Youth Employability Initiative Grants Approved


Project Name

Funding Approved

Cavan Monaghan

Breffni Integrated/Cavan Traveller Movement

€ 50,000

City Of Dublin

Cherry Orchard Integrated Youth Service

€ 50,000

City Of Dublin

Separated Children’s Education Service

€ 40,340

City Of Dublin

Rialto Youth Project

€ 19,880


Broadening Your Horizons – IRD Duhallow

€ 50,000


Youghal Youth Employment Initiative Foroige

€ 50,000


Donegal Youth Service

€ 49,999

Dublin Dun Laoghaire

South Dublin County Partnerships (SDCP)

€ 32,766

Dublin Dun Laoghaire

Balbriggan Youth Service

€ 49,500

Galway Roscommon

Muintreas Teo

€ 48,750


KDYS Tralee

€ 50,000


KDYS Listowel

€ 50,000

Kildare Wicklow

Keeping It Real – Athy Youth Employment Programme

€ 50,000

Kilkenny Carlow

Foróige Youth Skills Killkenny

€ 49,994

Laois Offaly

Foróige Youth Skills Laois

€ 49,994

Limerick Clare

St. Mary's - City Disadvantage project

€ 47,914

Longford Westmeath

YWI Mullingar

€ 49,993

Louth Meath

Training for Success - Meath partnership

€ 50,000

Mayo Sligo Leitrim

Involve CLG

€ 40,247


Opportunity 4 Real Programme - YWI Tipperary

€ 45,392

Waterford Wexford

CRISPS - Children’s Group Link

€ 23,432


€ 948,201