The Irish Youth Foundation invites applications for grants each year from organisations working with young Irish people in England, Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland with the exception of large and national charities. Application forms are available during January with a submission deadline of mid-February, and grant awards are made the following June. Unsolicited applications at other times during the year are not accepted.
Grants for organisations in England, Scotland and Wales fall into two categories:
- Small Grants up to £2,500
- Standard Grants for over £2,500 and up to £10,000
- Organisations based in Northern Ireland may apply for grants of up to £5,000
The Irish Youth Foundation (Ireland) contributes to the fund, jointly established in 2001, to support welfare organisations and community groups based in Northern Ireland.
The funding period for all grants is 1 year.