Youth Work Funding

LWETB administers funding on behalf of the new Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and the Department of Health to projects and services across counties Longford and Westmeath.

These services are provided by a number of voluntary and community organisations including Youth Work Ireland Midlands, Foróige, Longford Community Resources clg and Athlone Community Taskforce.

Funding Administered by LWETB in 2021

Funding for Youth Projects

LWETB works in partnership with and provides funding to staff-led projects across Longford and Westmeath for the provision of youth work and other services to young people. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) awards funding through which LWETB administers to the following projects;

Athlone Youth Information Centre Athlone Youth Project Mullingar Youth Project Foróige Gateway Project Athlone ACT Gateway Project Athlone FAI Football in the Community Project Athlone Longford Town Youth Project County Longford Youth Project

Grants for Youth Clubs & Groups

Grant funding is available annually through LWETB for voluntary youth clubs and groups. This funding is provided by the DCEDIY and each year 40-45 clubs and groups across Longford and Westmeath avail of funding under the schemes.

Links to further information

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth DCEDIY

Department of Health

UBU Your Place Your Space (Funding Scheme)

Midland Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce

Youth Work Ireland Midlands


Athlone Community Taskforce (Gateway Youth Project)

The Football Association of Ireland

Longford Community Resources clg (County Longford Youth Service)

Longford Westmeath CPYSC facebook page 

National Youth Council of Ireland

Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)


For further information or queries please contact:
Maria Fox
Youth Officer
email: [email protected]
telephone: 086 3839451