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Congratulations to the Youth category finalists:

Castlegregory Community Golf Course Association - Kerry

Castlegregory is a superb links golf course situated between the scenic Lough Gill and Brandon Bay, at Stradbally, near Tralee, Co. Kerry. With the support of Good Causes funding, members of the club formed the 'GameOn Autism Golf Club' programme which encouraged young members with autism to participate in the game, becoming the first inclusive golf programme of its kind in Ireland.

Down Syndrome Limerick Youth Club - Limerick

Down Syndrome Limerick Youth Club was founded in 2019 and is a club for children with Down syndrome aged 11 to 18 years. They meet once a week in person or online and enjoy games, dancing, quizzes, singing, baking, and hearing each other's news. Being part of a group has given these young people a sense of belonging, of identity and pride. Good Causes funding allowed them to access the expertise in Limerick Youth Service (LYS). LYS helped them with ideas for activities, safeguarding training, garda vetting and sourcing volunteers. Without these supports to get them started, guide and support them, they are not sure how they could have gotten the club going in such a short timeframe

Foróige Connect - Mayo

Foróige Connect is a Mayo-based project made up of five youth workers who work with young people who are at risk of going into Foster Care or who are in Foster Care and are at risk of going into Residential Care. Good Causes funding allowed them to provide a holistic 6-day programme to meet the needs of a specific group of young people who presented with extremely challenging behaviour and were resistant to many supports being offered to them.  At the end of the programme, the young people developed their ability to understand, communicate and regulate their emotions and feelings.

South Dublin Taekwondo CLG – Dublin

South Dublin Taekwondo Club is a non-Profit Sports club based in Tallaght, Dublin. They are an Olympic taekwondo club who coach grass roots to Olympic Level athletes and pride themselves as serving their local community and the taekwondo community throughout Ireland. Through regular Good Causes funding, SDTKD Club have been able to move to their own self-contained High-Performance Training Centre in the heart of Tallaght.

The Rainbow Club - Cork

The Rainbow Club is a lifeline to families, children, young teens, and adults living with Autism. Their aim is to help, support and teach people about Autism, the challenges it brings to the child and family and how to live every day with it.  Funding from the HSE National Lottery grant scheme enabled them to set up a ‘Gamer Café’ for children & teens with ASD, which subsequently has improved the quality of life for 60 children, teens and their families.