Laois Offaly Education and Training Board has been approved for €17,500 funding under a new Resilience and Effectiveness Initiative.
Funding provided under the Resilience and Effectiveness Initiative helps smaller youth services to increase their youth work provision.
It benefits organisations that have been facing cost pressures, including those that have seen a reduction in service provision in recent years
Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, says the money will benefit groups who play a valuable role in the lives of young people.
He said: “Laois Offaly Education and Training Board have identified 3 Youth Services which will benefit from funding under this new initiative.
“These groups play a valuable role in the lives of young people and in our communities throughout both counties.
“I would like to thank all involved in these services for their work and commitment.
“I look forward to the young people supported through these groups benefitting from this additional funding.”