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
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
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
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