The IYF is delighted to once again partner with Vhi to launch the Vhi Health & Wellbeing Fund.

Applications for the Vhi Health & Wellbeing Fund are now closed and we are reviewing submissions.

The Fund launches as research finds that 3 in 4 youth leaders confirm youth services are experiencing increased needs while 67% are seeing a reduction in funding streams.

The Vhi Health and Wellbeing Fund is open to not-for-project or charitable organisations that are seeking to deliver projects dedicated to supporting the resilience of young people aged 12-25 years old. Vhi and the Irish Youth Foundation are looking to support projects in the six locations where Vhi have operations in – Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick. These projects must seek to strengthen resilience in young people and help them manage anxiety. The emphasis will be on early intervention and prevention for young people.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Edmonds on

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Irish Youth Foundation Announces Generation Pandemic Recovery Fund of €500,000 to Support Ireland’s Most Excluded Children and Young People.

The fund opens for application on Wednesday 3rd June and closes on Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 6pm

Fund Objective

The Irish Youth Foundation is launching a €500,000 Fund to support successful transitions for our most excluded children and young people under three key focus areas;

The Fund has three focus points for change:

  1. Educational Attainment – Programmes that support positive transitions through school from primary to secondary school and/or completion of secondary cycle
  2. Personal Development – Programmes that support happy, healthy transitions from childhood through to adulthood (social, physical and mental health resilience)
  3. 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.

See fund criteria for full details.

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Edmonds on

To learn more about Generation Pandemic, click here.