Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund
The Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund is overseen by the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and administered in conjunction with Pobal. The fund supports structures that provide children and young people with a voice on topics that affect their lives at both a 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 assists 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 the DCEDIY, Pobal administers the Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund, from the application stage through to managing payments and reporting of approved Comhairli.
More information on Comhairle na nÓg is available on the DCEDIY website.