***** OLDC NEWS ARCHIVE ITEM........... PUBLISHED 13.05.14 *****


Ever wanted to do something about an issue that affects young people or your local community?

Got a good idea for an activity or project that would make a difference for others? 

If the answer is yes, then you can apply to YouthBank for a grant of up to €­­­­­­­­­­­ 700 to help make it happen! 

When we are trying to work out who will get a grant, our YouthBank will look to see if your idea is:

  • Youth-led - This means it should be your idea and you are the ones that will make it happen.  You can ask an adult to support you in what you want to do.
  • Clear and realistic.
  • Good value for money.
  • Going to do something positive about one or more of the five set themes for 2014 that affect young people or your local community. (Please see themes below)

You are invited to apply for this year’s Offaly YouthBank grant funding. YouthBank is a unique way of involving young people in community activity while also addressing issues and needs that young people have identified.

This year’s set funding themes are:

1.         Alcohol, drugs, smoking awareness.

2.         Mental Health – Dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicide.

3.         Bullying – awareness on cyber bulling and face to face.

4.         Promote youth leadership and advocacy skills.

5.         Promote healthy relationships in Young People’s lives – violence, STD’s, youth pregnancy, peer pressure, family issues, and friendship.

Deadline for submission: Monday 23rd June 2014

Other qualifying criteria:

  • A minimum of 3 young people applying on behalf of group
  • Non-political, non- religious and non-debt repayment
  • Applicants must be aged 14-25yrs
  • Group must be located in County Offaly
  • Project must start and finish in 2014

To apply please download the application form here and email or post it to:

Offaly YouthBank
C/O Maedhbh Gordon
Youth & Community Development Worker
Offaly Local Development Company
Crank House
County Offaly

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone: 057 9151 622

Mobile: 087 1782 989

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