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Government funding of €46,000 awarded to Laois youth group

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Laois Youth Services, trading as Youth Work Ireland Laois, has been awarded €46,475 funding under the 2021 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call.

The National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy 2019-2021 adopted by Government and launched in November 2019.

It is based on providing a vision of an Ireland where members of the LGBTI+ community are visible and included, treated equally, healthy, and safe and supported.

Based in Portlaoise, Youth Work Ireland Laois is the only fully integrated Youth Service in County Laois who deliver quality programmes and projects to socially disadvantaged and universal young people living or attending school in the county.

Supports and trainings are provided to Youth Clubs and Groups and they provide a comprehensive range of services and development opportunities for young people between the ages of 10 to 25.

This specific grant funding will include in its scope services for Laois, Kildare and Offaly.

Laois TD Sean Fleming congratulated the group on their work to date.

He said: “I would like to congratulate Youth Work Ireland Laois on their successful application and their great work in our local communities.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.