£4,000 has been awarded towards the continuation and development of three projects at the Centre’s currently funded by IYF. These offer Homework Support for children aged 8-11 years on four afternoons a week, the Duke of Edinburgh’s and President’s Award Programmes and Millennium Volunteers for 14+ year olds. IYF also funds the Late Nite Economy/Diversionary Programmes 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 provision centrally located in Downpatrick. It 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.