Laois Centre For Young People Left Without LOETB Funding

Written 3 months ago by Newsroom

A centre that helps disadvantaged young people in Laois says it will struggle this year after an admin error with the local Education and Training Board left them with no funding.

Portlaoise Family Resource Centre says it normally receives between €8,000 and €10,000 from the Laois/Offaly ETB, but were given nothing in 2018.

The rest comes from the Department of Children and fundraisers that they hold themselves, in order to run programmes for teenagers to help them find employment opportunities among other things.

PRO Austin Stack says the LOETB admitted the error was on their side;