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 February with a submission deadline of mid-late March, 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 should use the Northern Ireland Grant Application form. Applications can be made up to £10,000, however grants awarded are usually in the region of £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.