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Contact: General Enquiries


Telephone: 01 511 7222

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The Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund is overseen and administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). It supports structures that provide children and young people with a voice on topics that affect their lives at local and national level. Comhairle na nÓg is a forum for structured input into decision-making by children and young people in the development of local services and policies to be supported and resourced appropriately by relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the county/city. The fund itself is designed to assist local authorities to support and develop Comhairle na nÓg by creating:
• a firmly embedded structure and key consultative/participative forum for children and young people in each County.
• an effective mechanism for children and young people to improve their own lives in partnership with adult stakeholders.
In collaboration with DCYA, Pobal administers the Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund, from the application stage through to managing payments and reporting of approved Comhairli. It may also undertake verification visits to groups that have been approved funding, in order to verify that the administration of this funding is in accordance with the Fund criteria. 
For 2014, all 34 County Development Boards were approved up to a maximum annual budget of €20,000.