Youth capital funding
The Department of Education (DE) pays capital grants towards facilities for Youth Voluntary Organisations.
To be eligible your organisation must be registered with the local education and library board or receive funding from the Youth Council for Northern Ireland and be able to demonstrate the operation of a Youth Service Programme for at least 9 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks per annum.
Grant aid can assist with the costs of refurbishing premises, improving facilities or access for people with disabilities, bringing the property up to current health, safety and fire authority standards, towards child protection measures or meeting needs of young people within Section 75/those at greater risk of social exclusion/marginalisation.
Youth Grant Recovery
As a means of protecting public investment these capital grants are awarded with conditions attached, which will be specified in a 'Letter of Undertaking' or 'Deed of Covenant and Charge', agreed between the Department and Trustees of the Voluntary Youth Organisation.
The amount of grant awarded will determine the conditions. For example awards over £150,000 will require a legally binding 'Deed of Covenant and Charge' usually lasting for 22 years. If a Youth Organisation does not fulfil the conditions within the specified time, a proportion of the grant may be repayable to the Department.
The authority of the Department to both award and recover grant is laid out in Legislation - The Youth Service (Northern Ireland)order 1989. Full details can be found by clicking the following link:
Youth Capital Funding Scheme for Voluntary Organisations 2013/2014.
SUCCESSFUL SCHEMES ANNOUNCED
Following a call for Youth Capital Funding Schems for Voluntary Organisations in April 2013 64 applications were received. A total of 53 applications were successful. The approximate total value of these schemes is £12million. It is anticipated that the spend for these schemes will be spread between 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years.
Schemes that exceed £150,000 will require a business case and planning approval before they can be progressed, in total 24 schemes fall into this category. It is envisaged that a contractor will not be on site for these schemes for at least 12-18 months. A further 29 applications were received with estimated costs under £150,000.;these schemes may be progressed in a shorter timescale.
All applicants were notified on 14 November 2013 the outcome for their scheme. Below is an alphabetical list of the successful schemes which will now be taken to the next stage of the process.
- 1st Hillsborough Scout Group Hillsborough
- 1st Randalstown Scout Group Randalstown
- 1st Tyrone Scouts Dungannon
- 314 Northern Ireland Girls Brigade, Monkstown, Newtownabbey
- 4th Portadown (St Mark's) Scout Group Portadown
- 6th Belfast Scout Group Belfast
- 6th Fermanagh Scouting Ireland Irvinestown
- 6th Tyrone Scouts Cookstown
- Ardoyne Youth Club Belfast
- Ardstraw Presbyterian Church Youth Council Omagh
- Ballysillan Youth for Christ Community Drop in Centre Belfast
- Boys Brigade Belvoir Project Belfast
- Cladagh Glen Centre, Fermanagh Enniskillen
- Clann Eirann Youth Club Lurgan
- Comber Youth for Christ Comber
- Conway Youth Centre Belfast
- Corpus Christi Youth Centre Belfast
- Croi Éanna Glengormley
- Deanby Youth Centre Belfast
- Downpatrick Group Scouting Ireland Downpatrick
- Ebrington Church Youth Council Derry
- Fairhill Youth Centre, Maghera Maghera
- Forthspring Inter Community Group Belfast
- Gallbally Youth and Community Association Gallbally, Dungannon
- Girlguiding Ulster, Lorne House, Craigavad, Holywood
- Glarryford Young Farmers' Club Glarryford
- Glenview Community Centre Derry
- Goal Line Youth Trust, Portadown Portadown
- Holy Family Youth Centre, Belfast Belfast
- Holy Trinity Youth Centre Belfast
- Holywood Family Trust Holywood
- John Paul II Youth Club Belfast
- Kingdom Youth Club Kilkeel
- Londonderry YMCA Derry
- Loughiel Community Association Loughiel
- Magnet Young Adult Centre Newry
- National Council of YMCAs of Ireland, Newcastle Newcastle
- Newhill Youth & Community Centre Association Belfast
- Patrician Youth Centre, Downpatrick
- Portadown YMCA Portadown
- Rosario Youth Centre Ormeau Road, Belfast
- Saints Youth Centre Twinbrook
- Share Discovery Village Lisnaskea
- St Comgalls Youth Centre Antrim
- St Mary's Youth Club, Derry Derry
- St Michael's Scout Group Enniskillen Drumlyon, Enniskillen
- St Patricks Youth Centre, Donaghmore
- St Peter's Immaculata Youth Centre Belfast
- St Teresa's Youth Club, Belfast Belfast
- The Scout Association - NI Scout Council National Scout Centre Crawfordsburn
- West Kirk Community Project Belfast
- Willowfield Parish Church Belfast
For Information Only you can access a copy of the 2013/14 Application pack:
If you require further information about the Scheme please contact:Estate Operations Team Department of Education Rathgael House 43 Balloo Road Rathgill BANGOR BT19 7PR
Local: 028 9127 9452
International: +44 (0)28 9127 9452
Education and Library Boards
The Department makes capital allocations to each Education and Library Board (ELB) to assist in improving facilities for the Youth Service.
Further information is available from the relevant ELB.
The links to the five Education and Library Boards and the Youth Council are as follows -