This sample budget is based on 30 members attending the club over a period of 30 weeks. It is also taken that the club will take part in two regional and two national events.
Sample Budget Income Expenditure
Member registration, €20
Registration of club €20
Hall Rent €20
Night fee €1
Grant from Local Education Committee
Grant from Foras na Gaeilge
Regional event x 2
National event x 2
Total: €2500 €2400
Sources of Finance
There are many ways to collect money for the club in the locality, you only need to make it known that you provide an important service in the area and that investment in the club goes back into the local economy. Former members also remember the club when they have grown up and can often be relied on to help out as they know the clubs importance to the area.
Here are a few examples of the opportunities that are available for collecting money. Sponsored events can be organised, items sold, a collection for the club, organise a céilí/disco, sell advertising space in the club newsletter and in any number of other ways.
You can apply for grants as well, The local educational committee, the county council, Foras na Gaeilge and Seachtain na Gaeilge all provide opportunities to gain new sources of funding..
Clubs based in Dublin can apply for various grants under Dublin City's Youth Service (CDYSB).