Youth Work Funding

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.

Links to further information

Department of Children & Youth Affairs

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  

Extern Ireland MYDAS Project

National Youth Council of Ireland

Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)


For further information or queries please contact:
Maria Fox
Youth Officer
telephone: 086 3839451