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Funding Opportunities

This page contains information about funding opportunities which may be of interest to services in the NICDATF area.

Irish Youth Foundation
Generation Pandemic Fund

Closing Date: Wed 1st July 2020

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 will support organisations working with children and young people in the Republic of Ireland aged between 6-24 years.

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

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

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