As a voluntary youth organisation, Foróige is governed by its volunteers. Below is an overview of our structure:
*If the young people elected are 18 they are members of the Board of Directors as opposed to observers. Legally a person under 18 cannot be a member of a Board.
National Council and Board
Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation is a company limited by guarantee not having share capital; the above graphic illustrates the governance of the organisation.
Foróige volunteers from Foróige Clubs, Foróige Juniors etc. elect a minimum of one National Council member per county. Volunteers from our projects and services elect a minimum of 16 total National Council members.Young people involved in clubs, projects, BBBS etc. who are members of affiliated youth participation structures are also elected to the National Council (members of the company). The National Council is a grouping of a minimum of 58 people, which meet approximately four times a year. The National Council is a representative body of the membership of the organisation (adult volunteers and young people) from which the Board is elected.
The Board meet regularly to decide on the strategic direction of the organisation. Nine adult volunteers and two youth observers are elected to the Board along with three external appointees.
Foróige Volunteer Associations
Management and Staff
Foróige employs approximately 550 professional staff to assist and enable communities and voluntary youth workers in their work, as well as working directly with young people as necessary and appropriate. A big thank you to our funders whose support and partnership enable Foróige to make a positive difference to the lives of the young people we work with.
Our Funders Include
- Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
- Education & Training Boards (ETB)
- European Social Fund
- Tusla - The Child and Family Agency
- The Health Service Executive
- The Department of Justice
- The Department of Education
- The Department of Rural and Community Development
- Local Development Companies
- Local Drugs Task Forces
- Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces
- The HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme
- County Development Boards
- Investment from Philanthropy
- Corporate Sponsorship