Assisting Disadvantaged Youth

Ireland Funds work to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people by providing funding for individuals and families to access a range of services and educational opportunities; by supporting initiatives that promote positive mental and physical health; and by supporting activities that allow young people to engage in fun, safe and productive out-of-school activities.

An Cosan — An Cosan houses the three operations of The Shanty Educational Project Ltd., The Shanty Education and Training Centre, an adult community education centre; Rainbow House, an early childhood education and care facility; and Fledglings, the social enterprise centre. — Read more

Barretstown Camp — Founded by Paul Newman, Barretstown is offers life-enhancing programmes for seriously ill children, support for parents, and those that care for children.  — Read more

Belvedere Youth Club — Belvedere Youth Club runs a myriad of after-school activities. The organisation cares for and educates children in north inner city Dublin and supports families.  — Read more

Children’s Law Centre — Using the law to promote, protect and realize children’s rights.  — Read more

Children’s Rights Alliance — Children’s Rights Alliance is working to make Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child.  — Read more

Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Centre — With help from The Ireland Funds, Ireland largest community children’s center provides safe and supportive care.  — Read more

Guidedogs for Autism — Assistance dogs help to control and improve the behaviour of autistic children by promoting calm and acting as a safety aid to the parent.  The dog acts as a constant companion and enhances the child's social skills and interaction with family and peers. — Read more

Helium Arts — Bringing art, creativity and play to children in hospitals and healthcare settings across Ireland.  — Read more

Irish Youth Foundation — The organization currently has two broad goals: to provide safe places where children can go after school to grow, learn, and play; and secondly to provide opportunities for teenagers from under-served communities to succeed and excel in their lives.  — Read more

Jack & Jill Children's Foundation — The Jack & Jill Foundation provides care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering respite to families.  — Read more

Kids in the Kitchen — The Ireland Funds are bringing lessons in cooking to kids in Ireland. But so much more is being learned along the way.  — Read more

LauraLynn House at Children's Sunshine Home — There are an estimated 1,500 children living in Ireland with life-limiting conditions. LauraLynn House provides hospice care for sick children as well as a range of supports for their families. It is the only hospice in Ireland dedicated entirely to the care of children.  — Read more

Our Lady's Boys' Club of Galway — Since its foundation in 1941, Our Lady's Boys' Club has been a constant source of guidance and inspiration to the youth of Galway.  — Read more

Sensational Kids — Sensational Kids has saved Irish families over €500,000 in therapy fees by employing a high quality but low-cost model of services.  — Read more