The Irish Youth Foundation was founded in 1985 as an independent charitable trust dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances.
We seek to address the underlying causes of poverty, educational disadvantage, homelessness and social exclusion experienced by children and young people. Due to a wide range of social factors many children are denied their most basic rights - the right to a decent education, the right to be supported by caring adults and the right to a way of life that is free of fear and discrimination. The groups we support are innovative “grassroots” projects run by passionate professionals who understand young people and care about them.
We fund group to build a brighter future for children living in adverse and extreme circumstances, we plan to continue providing this funding in 2017. To apply for funding from the Irish Youth Foundation, you must first register with us.
Denim Day, Friday October 13th, is a fundraising event organised by the Irish Youth Foundation.The money you and your colleagues raise for Denim Day can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of young people all over Ireland. In 2013 Denim Day raised over €8,000 which has been distributed among a number of projects around the country, bringing hope and opportunity to some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
This year we will be celebrating Bloomsday on the 10th of June, please join us to raise funds to support our work.
One for Ireland, the only campaign of its kind run by young people for young people, is back for its second year after raising over €172,000 in one day in 2016. Help us raise funds for youth mental health this May Bank Holiday Weekend.