Children-Youth

Astronomy Ireland

Astronomy Ireland is the National Astronomy Club of Ireland (North and South).

Astronomy Ireland works to develop interest in Astronomy and Space in particular and Science in general through its magazine Astronomy and Space, countrywide lectures, exhibitions, and viewing nights.

Athy Community & Family Resource Centre

The FRC programme is Ireland’s largest family support programme delivering universal services to families in disadvantaged areas across the country based on a life-cycle approach. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs are participative and empowering organisations that support families while building the capacity and leadership of local communities.

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Autism assistance dogs Ireland was founded on the 26 of April 2010. Our National Headquarters is based in Quartertown Mills in Mallow Co. Cork.

This is a primary service providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families.

Our charity provides a valuable service that can have life changing effects for children with autism and their families.  Assistance dogs are provided free of charge.
 

Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Ireland (BFHI)

Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Ireland (BFHI) is a registered charity active since 1998 and serves as the National Authority for the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative in Ireland. All maternity units participate in the BFHI in Ireland.

The main object for which the BFHI is established is to benefit the community by encouraging and supporting health-promoting practices towards ensuring a breastfeeding supportive health care environment which fosters life-long health for infants and their mothers.

Activity of the BFH aims to:

Barnardos

Barnardos is committed to the best interests of children and young people in Ireland, promoting and respecting their rights in all of our work.

Barnardos is Ireland's leading children's charity. Each year we work directly with over 12,000 children and families throughout Ireland. Barnardos also raises issues through our advocacy programme to make Ireland the best place in the world for all children in Ireland.

Barretstown

Barretstown provides a medically-endorsed programme of arts, adventure and fun activities for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Children aged 7 to 17 come from Ireland and all over Europe to take part in the 10-day residential programme. They find new skills to cope with their illness and are helped to make real changes to their lives. By facing new challenges in a supportive environment, these children rediscover their self-esteem, improve their self-image - all adding up to 'Serious Fun'.

Belong To Youth Project

Belong To Youth Project was set-up in December 2002 to work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland.

It supports and resources LGBT young people, aged 14 – 23, to actively participate in this project and in doing so to positively affect their lives. As such, it is the first and only project of its kind in the country.

Blakestown and Mountview Youth Initiative (BMYI)

BMYI is a project dedicated to the intensive, holistic support of of young people and their families in the Blakestown and Mountview area (Blanchardstown, Dublin).

We aspire to empower and nurture our young people, their families, staff and volunteers on their journey towards realizing their full physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual potential.

We are inspired by the values of Equality, Justice, and Self-determination to work towards realizing a truly safe, friendly and socially inclusive community where personal fulfilment is the norm for all.