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  • Northside West

Funding boost for homework club

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 7:59am
Funding boost for homework club

Sophie Spence and Rob Heffernan with Just Ask kids Ryan Scully Aluko (10), Jackson Staunton (8), Teigh Warburton (9), Lily Boylan (9). Lexie Boylan (8). and Ella O’Reilly (8). PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN

Funding boost for homework club

Sophie Spence and Rob Heffernan with Just Ask kids Ryan Scully Aluko (10), Jackson Staunton (8), Teigh Warburton (9), Lily Boylan (9). Lexie Boylan (8). and Ella O’Reilly (8). PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN

A HOMEWORK club based on Lower Gardiner Street has received €2,000 in funding from the Applegreen Blossom Fund, a partnership between Applegreen and the Irish Youth Foundation (IYF).

Just ASK provides affordable after school care for over 70 young people, from the age of seven in the North West inner city.

Part of their programme support is to include a hot, healthy and nutritious meal each day for the children attending as well as providing a social outlet for children in a safe space to play.

The funding will also be used for sports and play equipment and excursions to give the children the opportunity to get out of the inner city and into the countryside.

Just ASK is one of 62 community and voluntary youth projects across Ireland which were chosen from over 300 applicants to receive a total of €124,000 from the Applegreen Blossom Fund.

Sabina Cotter of Irish Youth Foundation described working with Applegreen had been an incredible experience.

“The Charity Committee and wider organisation has a real passion to ‘give back’ and this partnership really localises the incredible impact of the Applegreen Charitable Fund,” she said.

“Thousands of children across Ireland will benefit and we are excited to hear more about them over the coming months.

“We are delighted to be able to support even more children who need our help with this new partnership.”

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