Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South welcomed today’s announcement of €13,559.95 for Newbridge Family Resource Centre from the new funding measure to support training in organisations working with children, young people and their families, under the ‘What Works’ initiative.

“Newbridge Family Resource Centre have been working with the local community since 1984 and provide a variety of Community Development and Family Support Programmes for children, adults and families living in Newbridge and this funding will make a real difference to families’ lives and to the organisations providing important services” Minister Heydon said.

Newbridge Family Resource Centre has received funding for a project that has three elements, the provision of opportunities for professionals to complete the evidenced-based Parents Plus Facilitator training; the provision of Youth Mental Health First Aid training, and professional development opportunity in the area of trauma-informed practice. The goal is that professionals supporting families will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to support vulnerable children and family.

Full details of the Training Fund, including how to apply, are available on the What Works website or email What Works at Applicants should note that this fund will be open for two weeks only, and funding will be issued on a once-off basis.

“The services being supported through the What Works Programme play a vital role in supporting vulnerable children and young people across Ireland and through my work I will continue to support organisations throughout county Kildare to ensure these services are equipped to help those who need it and improve the lives of children and families in our community.”- Minister Heydon.