William Fry Supports the Irish Youth Foundation's Generation Pandemic



We're delighted to support the Irish Youth Foundation as one of our 2021-2023 community partners. 



Our work with the Irish Youth Foundation will focus on their Generation Pandemic programme by supporting pathways to further learning and employment. It will include staff volunteering, pro bono and fundraising support in addition to a firm commitment of €60,000 over three years.

Why Generation Pandemic?

More than half of young people aged 18-24 who were working before the COVID-19 pandemic are now claiming the State Pandemic Unemployment Payment. 

Young people aged 16-24 are almost three times more likely to be unemployed as all other age groups combined. 

Generation Pandemic is a landmark strategy to undo the catastrophic damage the COVID-19 fallout has inflicted on our most excluded children and young people. 

By focusing on further learning and employment, we will further our commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting education, access to employment and social inclusion for young people most impacted by the pandemic.

How We're Helping

IYF_1Our partnership will fund smart, innovate programmes that specifically target young people from socially and economically deprived communities to re-engage with learning and training opportunities

Through the “Pathways to Further Learning & Employment Fund” we will support pioneering initiatives that help young people to gain access to meaningful pathways to employment.

We are also working with IYF to create a programme for young people aged 14-18 that includes work experience opportunities, mentorship, training and pre-employment programmes to give disadvantaged and marginalised young people the best chance possible to access fulfilling employment.

Together We're Making a Difference

We will work with IYF to support up to four community programmes through the “Pathways to Further Learning & Employment Fund” in the first 12 months of this partnership.  We also plan to assist 15 young people through our professional services intro programme and work experience. 

Learn More

Click here to learn more about the Irish Youth Foundation's work in the community.




Derek Hegarty

Derek Hegarty
Senior Sponsor, Community