04 Jun 2020News



Today the Irish Youth Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of their Generation Pandemic Recovery Fund. This €500,000 fund will be awarded to youth organisations that aim to assist Ireland’s most vulnerable children and young people get back to education; to thrive physically and mentally and to become workplace ready.

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:

Educational Attainment – Programmes that support positive transitions through school from primary to secondary school and/or completion of secondary cycle

Personal Development – Programmes that support happy, healthy transitions from childhood through to adulthood (social, physical and mental health resilience)

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.

For all information on the fund, including criteria, application form questions and how to apply, please head to or alternatively email