Balbriggan Green Party Councillor, Karen Power, has welcomed the inclusion of the Balbriggan Youth Service in the Capital Grant Funding announced by Minister O’Gorman at the Department of Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.
A grant of €15,533.18 has been awarded to the local service in Balbriggan and will assist the purchase and replacement of essential equipment to support the running of this services for young people and for national youth organisations to provide innovative models of safe online communication for staff and with young people.
Speaking on the grant, Cllr Power has said “I am delighted to see that my party colleague Minister O’Gorman has included the Balbriggan Youth Service in this grant scheme. This service makes exceptional contributions to our community and welcomes every young person in the door from 10 years plus.”
“Throughout the Covid-19 restrictions, Balbriggan Youth Service adapted and continued to support young people’s well-being and social connections. The role this service plays in our community cannot be overstated.”
Balbriggan youth service has a range of clubs, groups and cafes for all young people from 10 to 18 + years old. A cafe is a group that is fun for young people to hang out with their friends in a safe environment. young people from 13 -15 are welcome on Thursday night cafe and young people from 16-18 are invited to Friday night cafe.