Care Leavers Ireland

A registered charity established in 2008 to make small grants available to young people who are leaving or have left the care system in Ireland, specifically to help in areas of education and personal development

Any child leaving home faces an uncertain future no matter what family and community supports may be there for them.

Children in care are already disadvantaged through no fault of their own. They may well have had many placements and faced innumerable difficulties despite the attention they get in the care system.

Leaving care is therefore a formidable challenge and there is no statutory entitlement to aftercare services in Ireland. Those professionals working with a young person before and after they leave care do everything possible to assist in the transition from a care setting to independent living. Care Leavers Ireland is an organisation that offers help in a small, definite, targeted way to play its part in the case of those who need some extra help at a particular time after leaving care.

Care Leavers Ireland

Care Leavers Ireland


If you wish to apply, read more about how to qualify here.

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We are solely dependent on corporate and individual donations

How to help Care Leavers Ireland

Care Leavers Ireland is solely dependent on corporate and individual donations as well as fundraising events.