• National Network

    The National Development Project at BeLonG To Youth Services assists mainstream youth services and LGBT communities to develop specific youth projects for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Young People. We aim to ensure that LGBT Young People throughout the country have access to safe supports in their locality.

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  • What is the National Development Programme

    Welcome to the National Network pages of BeLonG To Youth Services!

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  • National Youth Events

    The National Network encourages and facilitates national events open to LGBT youth from all of our supported groups. The network offers National Youth Facilitator training annually, and supports member groups to run their own local events open to all national groups.

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  • Apply for a Grant

    Apply for a grant for your LGBT Youth Group under the 2015 Grant Round.

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  • How to set up an LGBT Youth Group

    Below is an outline of the steps to take in order to open an LGBT youth group

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  • Start Up and Accreditation Pack

    The BeLonG To Start Up and Accreditation Pack is a guide designed to provide practical steps, useful tools, and resources for starting and running an LGBT youth group that meets good practice standards. It has already been successfully used by many services and organisations to start youth groups across Ireland. This is the 2nd edition, building on the experience of the first pack, which was in place from 2007 to 2014.

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  • What is the Accreditation process

    The accreditation process is open to all groups within our national network. It is underpinned by the BeLonG To National Quality Standard for LGBT Youth Work which has five core principles that are essential to starting and running an LGBT youth group.

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