€13,000 for organisation working with children and young people in Kildare

Fine Gael Senator Anthony Lawlor has welcomed the allocation of €13,000 funding for an organisation working with children and young people in Kildare.

Based in Leixlip, the organisation “Breaking Through” has been awarded this funding.

Breaking Through’s work is to develop and coordinate the Irish Aftercare Network. Breaking Through also co-ordinates and manages Suicide Intervention Skills Training such as safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) and ASIST ( Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) on behalf of HSE in Kildare.

Senator Lawlor said: “I am delighted that Breaking Through will benefit from this funding to help them in the course of their work with children, young people and their families here in Kildare.

“This funding will be delivered through the Network Support Fund, a Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI), supported through Dormant Accounts Funding.”

“The measure aims to support organisations promoting evidence-informed approaches to prevention and early intervention services, so that those working with and for children, young people and their families are supported in doing the right things, in the right way and at the right time.”

“This funding will further support them in accessing essential training, workshops, networking and sharing events.”

“These grants awarded to date under the QCBI Network Funding will enable facilitation of formal and informal knowledge sharing explicitly focussed on enhancing practice and professional dialogue and curiosity around evidence-informed prevention and early intervention.”

Minister for children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, said: “The QCBI is an initiative designed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to ensure those working with children, young people and their families build on the existing body of evidence demonstrating the impact of prevention and early intervention approaches, models and practices on outcomes for children.”

“I am confident all those successful in their application will use the learning they’ll achieve towards making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people living in Ireland.”