Tuesday, 5 April 2022
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
557. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the funding streams that are available for Foróige clubs to acquire their own premises to operate out of; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18033/22]
The annual capital budget available to the Youth Affairs Unit of the Department is approximately €3 million and this funding is utilised to meet the capital needs of all national youth organisations, youth services and youth clubs which are in receipt of youth funding from the Youth Affairs Unit.
This limited annual capital funding is distributed among over 30 national youth organisations, over 250 funded UBU Your Place Your Space youth services and over 1,500 youth clubs which are funded by the Youth Affairs Unit. The funding is made available in the form of small grants for the purchase of essential equipment or small scale minor works. In view of the overall limited capital funding available, grant funding is not available for any major refurbishments, construction projects, or purchases of buildings or land.