Early Christmas present for youth groups around Laois

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Mountmellick Scouts Investiture - the troop benefits from the latest grant round. Pic: Denis Byrne

Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced that funding has been granted to 26 Laois clubs under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme. 

The Scheme was developed to support the work of volunteers, to enhance the experience of members, and to provide vital equipment to local youth clubs and groups.

“This funding, which was administered by Laois/Offaly ETB, will be a great benefit to youth clubs and youth projects here in Laois over the coming year.

“The grants will assist clubs in the purchase of camping, gaming, sports and audio visual equipment. Other clubs, for example, have used the grant to purchase musical equipment which would otherwise unavailable to them.

“The diverse range of the grants awarded is reflective of the clubs which applied and the young people who partake in their activities," said Minister Flanagan.

Some of the clubs benefitting from this funding are:

· Camross CCE - €5,000
· 1st Laois Portlaoise Scout Group - €5,000
· Borris in Ossory Youth Club - €3,190
· Rathdowney Youth Club - €4,062
· 1st Mountmellick Scout Club- €4,240
· Knockmay Youth Group - €2,973

Concluding Minister Flanagan thanked everyone involved with these very important projects locally.

"The volunteering you do is of enormous benefit to the entire community,” he said.

MORE THAN €1 million for LAOIS sports clubs