The Irish Youth Foundation funds groups to build a
brighter future for children living in adverse and
extreme circumstances on the island of Ireland. For
many years IYF has been particularly interested in
supporting after school and homework clubs and
youth empowerment programmes.

To apply for funding from the Irish Youth Foundation, you must first register with us. This registration ensures that you are a voluntary or community group and you work with and for vulnerable and marginalized children and young people. Only registered groups are notified of Irish Youth Foundation grant calls.

Grant calls from the Irish Youth Foundation reflect the level of funds available to us. Instead of having particular grant rounds at specified times of the year, we now use a more eclectic approach whereby registered and qualifying groups are notified by email of the application procedures e.g. topic guidelines, deadlines as and when funds become available.