The Irish Youth Foundation is once again opening its Flagship Fund for 2023 to support projects and programmes around the country that are focused on lifting children and young people up and out of poverty.
The Foundation is primarily targeting organisations that work with children and young people experiencing poverty and marginalisation.
The fund will support work that is aligned with one of the following three focus areas for change:
- Educational Attainment – Programmes that support positive transitions through school from primary to secondary school and/or completion of secondary cycle.
- Health & Wellbeing – Programmes that support happy, healthy transitions from childhood through to adulthood.
- Skills & Employability – Programmes that support successful transitions for young people to economic independence.
The Fund will support organisations working with children and young people in the Republic of Ireland aged between 6-24 years.
There are two categories of funding available:
- Promising Programmes Fund
- Awards of €10,000 – €30,000 will be granted under this category This fund will support innovative and dynamic projects or initiatives. These projects should be promising, not necessarily proven, and can provide some level of evidence on their effectiveness. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting pioneering initiatives to help children and young people overcome difficulty in their lives with innovative and creative thinking and/or collaboration at their core.
- Grassroots Fund
- Awards of €1,500 – €10,000 will be granted under this category.
- This fund will provide small grants for grassroots, community based projects to contribute to daily running costs, programme costs or activities.
To be eligible the applying organisation must:
- Be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization.
- Have a bank account set up in the name of the organization.
- Be registered in the Republic of Ireland and have been active in Ireland for the past 12 months.
- Have a child protection policy in place.
Term and Conditions
- The organisation must be a:
- Charitable organisation with a registered charity number working within a community or
- Not for profit organisation with a bank account and constitution.
- The fund is open to organisations working with children and young people aged 6-24 years.
- Activities using the fund must be based in ROI.
- The organisation must have been in operation for at least 12 months.
- Applicants for the fund must be over the age of 18 and have consent to make the application by their project director or Board.
For more information, visit Irish Youth Foundation.