Dublin North East Youth Development Group: Small Grants Fund

15 Jun 2010

Dublin North East Youth Development Group - Young People's Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF) Small Grants Fund
The Dublin North East Youth Development Group wishes to invite applications for this grant scheme

The Grants will be available to:

Clubs, groups and projects in the Dublin North East Drugs Task Force Area working with 'at risk' young people aged 10 - 21 years.


  • Their must be a clear focus on the target group (see definition below*)
  • The level of funding will be determined on a case by case basis having regard to the amount requested and the merits of the proposals put forward
  • The maximum level of grant assistance for any one group will be €3,000
  • Beneficiaries of the grants must be residents in the Dublin North East Drugs Task Force Area
  • Equipment purchased by means of the small grant fund should be made available to other youth/sports groups in the area, where feasible
  • Every effort should be made to avoid duplication with other sources of funding
  • The project shall maintain complete and accurate books of account and records of all receipts and payments in respect of the use of the funding and shall retain all supporting documentation

Application forms can be obtained by contacting Ray Daly - raydaly@stmonicas.ie
Phone: 01 8480829

Send completed applications to:

Ray Daly

Chairperson - Dublin North East Youth Development Group
St. Monica's Youth Centre
Dublin 5
Or email raydaly@stmonicas.ie

Closing Date 5.00pm Friday 9th July 2010

*Criteria for defining the target group to include the following:

- Age group - 10 - 21 years of age

- Family background

  • History of drug/substance misuse
  • High unemployment
  • High dependence on social welfare assistance
  • Lack of stable family background/relationship

- Contact with Criminal /Juvenile Justice System

  • Being in trouble with the law
  • Being in custodial/residential care
  • Problems with juvenile crime, vandalism and truancy

- Environmental Circumstances

  • Evidence of social isolation
  • Marginalization
  • Homelessness

- Education/Life Skills

  • Early school leaving
  • Bad school attendance
  • Poor educational achievement
  • Inadequate take up of ordinary education opportunities
  • Poor self-esteem/low expectation