Get Involved

How you can help us

Join the movement

Our goal is to reach 20,000 children and young people living in disadvantage.

The kids and their critical life supports; the incredible charities, organisations and youth workers that work tirelessly to keep their futures bright, need Ireland’s help.

Despite the overwhelming demand for additional support, fundraising opportunities have virtually disappeared due to covid, and government funding alone cannot meet the need.

This is why we are teaming up with Ireland’s biggest and brightest stars – from the worlds of sport, music, literature, TV and comedy – to inspire the people of Ireland to get behind #GenerationPandemic.

Ireland’s familiar faces will kick off the campaign on World Children’s Day, Friday 20th November, which will then be picked up by the public and run up until Christmas.

Please get involved. Post your childhood pics, donate an hour of your pay, and nominate a pal.

Childhood can’t wait. We must act now.

CSR Partnership

Team up to make a difference

We know as a company you may wish to do something unique and innovative to support children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances. We have experience in developing bespoke impactful CSR campaigns for brands.

Contact us about your CSR objectives – sarah@iyf.ie

Here are examples of what other companies are doing to create an impact.

We have partnered with Linesight and Camara Education to support 230 children with their numeracy education via a virtual maths tuition programme.

Applegreen are providing €100,000 to fund projects supporting the health and wellbeing of children aged 4-12 living in disadvantaged circumstances.

Glandore share their incredible salubrious offices with us pro bono. This family business opened their arms to us in 2017 and we just love it. It’s hard to go home!

VHI have helped set up new initiative developed to encourage young people from disadvantaged communities in Ireland to embrace the benefits offered through running.

What our supporters say

We at Glandore are extremely proud to be partners of the Irish Youth Foundation who do amazing work for our younger generation. As a family business it is important for us to highlight and promote how love, support and mentorship can make such a difference in shaping a person’s life and future proofing their path to success whatever that path might be. This seems to be also at the very core of everything the Irish Youth Foundation do. The passion and empathy they display for the many projects they fund is heartfelt and admirable and is the reason why so many young people in their care have the chance of a brighter future. It is an honour to play a small part in supporting the great work they do!

Fiona KellyDirector, Glandore

We have been delighted to support the Irish Youth Foundation and the Bloomsday Bike Rally & Lunch over the last seven years as it has allowed to create authentic emotional connections with those who have a shared passion. IYF are a fantastic group of people who work tirelessly to generate much needed funds to support initiatives for many children living in disadvantaged circumstances throughout the country.

Ivan HammondHead of Marketing, Brennans Bread

Applegreen are honoured to continue our partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation in 2020 to support children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances across Ireland. Through the establishment of the Blossom Fund, Applegreen has helped fund more than 60 projects nationwide that focus on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children.

Adrian GiffneyHead Of Change Management, Applegreen

Partnering with the IYF has not only been a great opportunity for Event Junkies but a fantastic and empowering experience. We always get a lot out of the work we are fortunate to do with Lucy and her team. It's a real bonus to be able to support such a great charity and to get the opportunity to collaborate with the most amazing and committed group of people. We look forward to many more fulfilling projects with the IYF.

Laura GreallyProducer, EventJunkies