“How to secure investment and funding to enhance the delivery of quality youth work in a changing public policy context”
At this year's event you'll get the chance to join CEOs, managers, youth workers, funders and others with an interest in the youth sector to explore the opportunities and challenges confronting the sector in light of a range of public policy developments. The conference will examine sources of additional funding, consider some of the ethical dimensions, provide advice and guidance on increasing investment in the youth sector, a forum for reflection and discussion and an update on the NYCI youth work funding campaign.
9:30 – 10:00
Registration & networking: tea and coffee on arrival
10:00 – 10:15
Welcome: Ian Power, NYCI President
Perspectives from the statutory sector
- Ms Bernie Mc Nally, Assistant Secretary at the Department for Children and Youth Affairs
- Mr Martin Quigley, Monitoring, Analysis and Outcome Unit Lead, Pobal
- Mr David Treacy, Education Officer, City of Dublin Education and Training Board
Objective: Statutory sector representatives to provide an overview of the public policy context, in particular to focus on issues for the youth work sector such as VFM, impact assessment and Commissioning. Also to provide some feedback and insight on funding proposals/applications from the sector.
11:30 – 11:45
Tea/coffee & networking break
Perspective of the business community/philanthropic sector
Interactive panel discussion with questions from floor.
- Ms Eilis Murray, CEO, Philanthropy Ireland
- Ms Sabine Cotter, Head of Grants and Programmes, Irish Youth Foundation
Objective: Representatives from the business/philanthropic sectors to provide insight into principles and practice underpinning decisions to fund particular organisations/projects. To discuss what they are looking for and to share experiences of engaging with the youth sector to date.
13.00 - 14.00
14:00 – 15:00
Fundraising debate 'Philanthropy or Foolanthrophy?'
“This house believes that in an era of limited resources, youth organisations should accept funding from all legitimate sources irrespective of the ethical considerations?”
15:00 – 16:00
Presentation and discussion on NYCI Funding Campaign
This session will provide an overview of NYCI funding campaign and dentify the actions which participants can undertake in their own organisations.
16:00 – 16:30
Closing Remarks: Ian Power, NYCI President