£4,000 has been awarded towards the continuation and development of key aspects of the Centre supporting 3 projects currently funded by the IYF: Homework Support for children aged 8-11 years on 4 afternoons weekly; the Award programmes – Duke of Edinburgh’s/President’s and Millennium Volunteers for 14+ year olds, and the Late Nite Economy/Diversionary Programmes – Friday and Saturday evenings and mid-term provision for young people who are more difficult to engage or who are known as being involved in at risk/anti-social behaviour.

Patrician Youth Centre is a full-time, purpose-built Youth Centre centrally located in Downpatrick which aims to provide, maintain and promote facilities and activities of a social, spiritual, educational and recreational nature in order to improve the lives of young people without distinction of sex, political, religious and other opinion.