NYCI has launched its Local Champions initiative, bringing together inspirational young people in a campaign aimed at ensuring increased investment in young people and youth work locally and nationally.
“Youth work organisations are already running to stand still, and this increase will not allow them to meet inflationary pressures. We have warned against young people being ignored in this Budget. Such a limited increase when core inflation will be 5.25% for 2023, shows youth work has been overlooked and is facing an effective cut.”
Over 3,000 people have signed a National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) petition calling on the government to provide much-needed funding for youth work in Budget 2023, so youth groups across the country can continue to deliver essential services during a cost-of-living crisis that is affecting their ability to reach young people.