There are approximately 150 Volunteer-led Youth Groups registered (meeting DCYA criteria) with Cavan and Monaghan ETB, to register your group or club, please download CMETB Registration Form
Main voluntary youth organisations: Scouting Ireland, Irish Girl Guides, Foroige, Youth Work Ireland, Girls Friendly Society, Boys / Girls Brigade, Crosscare, Catholic Guides of Ireland, Macra na Feirme, No Name Club and a variety of smaller specialist groups and independent youth clubs.
Annually, Cavan and Monaghan Education Training Board administer the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme
The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (LYCGS) supports volunteer-led youth club/group activities at a local level. Funding for the Scheme is provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and is administered locally by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) on behalf of DCYA.
Eligibility for the Scheme
The primary focus of the Scheme is to assist local volunteer-led youth clubs/groups that provide a programme of youth work activities for young people. In addition, other clubs/groups that work with young people, but are not specifically providing youth work, are also entitled to apply for LYCGS funding.
To be eligible for funding from the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, the club/group must satisfy the following criteria:
- It must be volunteer led and it must be based on the voluntary participation of young people.
- 75% of the club/group members must be between the ages of 10 and 21.
- It must be able to clearly outline the benefits of club/group membership for young people who participate in its programmes.
- The club/group must have a nominated designated liaison person (DLP) for child protection.
- The club/group must have written procedures setting out child protection arrangements which are adapted to the nature of the organisation’s contact with children and which comply with the requirements outlined in Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (DCYA, 2011).
- All adult volunteers working with young people must be Garda vetted before they start volunteering.
- Appropriate insurance cover must be in place.
- Volunteers must have access to a first aid kit and must be able to use it correctly.
- The club/group must have a Health and Safety Statement, policy or procedures. (Note: this applies to clubs/groups that own premises. Clubs/groups that do not own premises must confirm that they have seen and operate to the building’s Health and Safety Policy.)