Youth Work Act 2001

Provision of youth work programmes and youth work services by Minister.

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15.—Without prejudice to the functions of F11 [ an education and training board ] under section 9 in relation to youth work, the Minister may take such steps as, in his or her opinion, are necessary to ensure the provision of—

( a) a youth work programme or a youth work service, or both, in 2 or more F11 [ education and training board areas ] in which, in the opinion of the Minister, they are required, by providing assistance, including financial assistance, to one or more approved national voluntary youth work organisations or authorised organisations, and

( b) a supplementary youth work programme or supplementary youth work service, or both, complementary to the approved Development Plan in F11 [ an education and training board area ] in which, in the opinion of the Minister, they are required, by providing assistance, including financial assistance, to one or more than one approved national voluntary youth work organisation, designated local voluntary youth work organisation or authorised organisation.