CMETB awarded over €850,000 in funding for provision of youth services

January 20, 2021

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth have announced a €67m funding package nationwide for youth funding in 2021.

Out of the allocation, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) have been awarded over 850,000 in targeted funding for 2021 to support the ETB’s role in the providing youth services and engagement of young people in Cavan and Monaghan.

This investment increases financial support for both youth services and youth clubs, as well as ensuring further strengthening and development of ‘UBU – Your Place Your Space’, a universal service provision and youth information initiative.

The total funding awarded to CMETB of €857,754 will be allocated for Targeted Youth Funding Scheme / UBU Your Place Your Space 2021 (€528,949),  Youth Information Centres (€117,355), Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2021 (€60,830) and ETB Youth Grant 2021 (€150,620 )

Minister O’Gorman made the announcement this week stating: “I am pleased to announce the funding allocation for youth services for 2021. The increase of €5m, or 8%, which represents a notably larger sum than has been allocated in recent years, provides an opportunity to expand on the innovation and achievements of the sector in 2020.”

John Kearney, CMETB Chief Executive welcomed the announcement saying: “Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board has a long tradition of supporting volunteer youth work providers throughout our communities in Cavan and Monaghan and this additional funding is greatly received to allow CMETB to continue to deliver and enhance the youth services provision in our two counties”.

Speaking as Chair of CMETB Youth Committee Colm Carthy said: “I welcome the funding announced this week for Youth Services in Cavan and Monaghan. CMETB, in conjunction with youth service providers and the voluntary youth groups throughout the constituency, punch above our weight each year to ensure that a high level of funding is received.”

“Our Youth Services have grown exponentially over the last 6 years and we are considered a major success throughout the state; we will continue to grow that service into the future because we know the value it has for our young people. We are also very conscious of the fact that the demand on the services provided continues to grow.”

CMETB Youth Officer, Maureen McIntyre said: “I am delighted with the announcement from the Department  and welcome the increased funding to support to our communities through UBU and our voluntary youth organisations. It is particularly important this year as we navigate through the pandemic when the services are relied on even more. I look forward to this funding being put to good use in our communities over the coming year.”

For any further information please contact CMETB Youth Services:

Email: maureenmcintyre@cmetb.ie

Telephone 047 30888

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