Huntstown Youth Project gets €10,000 from Govt for all-weather pitch repairs – Varadkar

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Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection has confirmed funding of €10,000 for repairs to the all-weather pitch at Huntstown Youth Project under a scheme overseen by Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone.

“This is really welcome Government funding for essential repairs at the Huntstown Youth Project. I’m delighted that its application for funding under the Capital Funding Scheme from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs was successful.

“Huntstown Youth Project is a great service, operating out of Huntstown Community Centre. The Project is dedicated to young people living in the Huntstown Area and runs activities like Senior Boys Futsal and Girls Fun Football. So the all-weather pitch is a really important facility and gets a lot of use. I’m delighted that the Government can continue to invest in sports and community facilities in Huntstown and Dublin West to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from Ireland’s return to growth,” Minister Varadkar said.

“The Youth Project also runs the Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Programme, which is taking on more participants this summer for people aged 15 or older. Young people who complete the programme in Youth Leadership and Community Action will receive certificates from NUI Galway.”

The Capital funding scheme was open to applications from Department of Children and Youth Affairs funded projects under the Special Projects for Youth Scheme, Youth Information Centres, and Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund, along with organisations in receipt of Youth Service Grant Scheme.