LWETB administers funding on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) 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, Athlone Community Taskforce and Extern Ireland.
Funding Administered by LWETB in 2019
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 & Youth Affairs (DCYA) 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
LWETB also administers funding in collaboration with the Midland Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force on behalf of the Department of Health to the Extern- Midland Youth Drug & Alcohol Service (MYDAS) in Longford and Westmeath.
Grants for Youth Clubs & Groups
Grant funding is available annually through LWETB for voluntary youth clubs and groups. This funding is provided by the DCYA and each year 40-45 clubs and groups across Longford and Westmeath avail of funding under the schemes.