Grants are available from the YouthBank for young people and Application Forms will soon be available from the YIC. If you wish to contact the Youth Bank, drop in or phone Claire or Ruairí on 094 9028674. You can also send an email to ybcastlebar [at] gmail [dot] com
What is YouthBank?
YouthBank is a unique way of involving young people in community activity. Funded by Ulster Bank, it is run by young people for young people. If you have a good idea, you could get funding for it from Castle Cash – your local YouthBank.
The following are some examples of projects funded by YouthBank:
- Young people from the Afesca Youth Advice Café were awarded €950 to update their café and provide a safe and welcoming space for young people in the community who would normally just hang about the town. (Tuam YouthBank, Galway)
- ‘Off the Streets’ Project – a group produced a comic that explored alcohol and drug misuse, suicide and local environmental issues. (£500, Foyle YouthBank)
- 5 young people completed a course in DJ skills and produced a recorded tape of the music they mixed on the turntables. (Artillery YouthBank, North Belfast).
The Castle Cash YouthBank is run by Ronan Molloy, Alan Gavin, Darren Brogan and Niall McCormick.