Let's get ready!
We are National Youth Federation (trading as Youth Work Ireland), the largest not-for-profit youth organisation in Ireland.
We work with almost 7,000 volunteers nationwide to support young people and their families in disadvantaged areas through targeted services with measurable outcomes for individuals and communities.
We are delighted to have received funding for Let’s Get Ready! – an intensive youth work programme designed to develop independent living skills for 15-25 year-olds, who are or at risk of being NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
The programme teaches practical skills like budgeting, home management, healthy eating, fitness, and driving (key in rural areas), as well as personal skills like confidence, resilience, personal responsibility and engagement with the community.
Winning this funding will now allow us to run the project in Carrickmacross, an area where services for young people are badly needed. We will base the programme in our Youth Café, and use an experienced team to run it, keeping costs to a minimum and maximising return on investment.
In total, the funding will allow us to take eight young people in need through this year-long intensive programme.