Youth Work Funding

Funding for Youth Projects

LWETB will administer approximately €1million in various grants and allocations in 2024.  We work in partnership with and provide 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 the funding which LWETB administers to the following projects;

  • Athlone Youth Information Centre

  • Athlone Youth Project

  • Mullingar Youth Project

  • Foroige Gateway Project Athlone

  • ACT Gateway Project Athlone

  • Longford Town Youth Project

  • County Longford Youth Project

AYP Summer 2022

Grants for Youth Clubs & Groups

Grants are also available annually through LWETB for volunteer-led youth clubs and groups.  This funding is provided by the DCEDIY and each year around 35 – 40 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

UBU Your Place Your Space (Funding Scheme)

Youth Work Ireland Midlands


Athlone Community Taskforce (Gateway Youth Project)

The Football Association of Ireland

Longford Community Resources clg (County Longford Youth Service)

National Youth Council of Ireland

Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)


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