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M. Lowry TD Welcomes Youth Club Equipment Scheme Funding

Deputy Michael Lowry TD has welcomed funding of €106,351, made available today, for the county of Tipperary, under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme.

The Scheme was initially developed to support the work of youth volunteers, to enhance the experience of members, and to provide vital equipment to local youth clubs and groups. The funding was provided through the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone T.D., and the Scheme is administered by Tipperary Education and Training Boards.

These grants will assist clubs in the purchase of camping, gaming, sports and audio visual equipment. Other clubs, for example, have used the grant, in the past, to purchase musical equipment, latter which would have otherwise remained unavailable to members.

The Youth organisations who are the beneficiaries of funding are shown as follows:-
Boys Brigade Roscrea €5,000.00; Boys Brigade Nenagh €4,840.00; Buion Naomh Nicholas Guides €5,000.00; Cashel District Girl Guides €4,713.00; Clerihan Foróige Club €4,875.00; Clonmore Youth Group €5,000.00; Cosy Café Carrick €5,000.00; Drom & Inch Youth Club €5,000.00; Girls Friendly Society Cloughjordan €3,327.00; Girls Friendly Society Nenagh €5,000.00; Girls Friendly Society Roscrea €5,000.00; Holycross Youth Club €5,000.00; Kilsheelan Foróige Club €4,934.00; Lattin Cullen Junior Youth Club €4,994.00; Lattin Cullen Senior Youth Club €4,870.00; Moyne Templetuohy Girl Guides €4,307.00; Order of Malta Cadets Cashel €5,000.00; Order of Malta Cadets Thurles €4,995.00; Roscrea Youth Centre €5,000.00; Scouting Group Cahir €5,000.00; Scouting Group Carrick on Suir €4,515.00, and finally Scouting Group Cashel €4,981.00.

“This funding is extremely welcome and will continue to support the excellent and valuable work undertaken by youth volunteers, enabling them to enhance the experience of members within the Youth Club sectors”, stated Lowry.

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