Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

This Scheme provides funding for the support of youth work activities at a local level. These grants are made available to youth clubs and groups through Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB.

The Scheme was revised in 2008 to respond to the realities and practicalities experienced by local voluntary youth groups in the provision of activities to young people. It is intended that the Scheme, will be more inclusive, have greater reach and will both support and promote volunteerism as well as club activity at local level.



Voluntary Youth Club Registration Conditions
  1. The Youth Club or Groups must be situated within the boundaries of Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB
    catchment area. This includes South County Dublin, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire / Rathdown excluding the borough of Dún Laoghaire.
  2. The Club/ Groups must have youth work as its primary focus.
  3. The Club/ Group must be voluntary and all participation must be of a voluntary nature.
  4. The Club Group must have a minimum of ten members between ten and twenty-one years
  5. The Club/ Group must provide a range of programmes of a recreational and educational nature on a regular basis.
  6. The Club/Group should have at least two voluntary adult youth leaders working with a minimum of ten members and a minimum ratio of at least one to ten with additional numbers of young people.
  7. The Club/Group should have a voluntary management committee with elected officers.
  8. The Club/ Group must have adequate insurance cover for all aspects of their programme.
  9. Records such as income and expenditure, accounts, petty cash, minutes of meetings, correspondence, a register of members must be kept. The records must be available to Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB on request.
  10. The Club/ Group should have Child Protection Procedures.
  11. The Club/ Group should have a safety statement.
  12. At all times the Club/ Group should carry out its activities in a safe and responsible manner
  13. The Club Group must agree to Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB
    regulations.