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Presentations from 'Perspectives from the statutory sector' session:

Main presentation:

Speaker Bios:

And... for those of you that missed it! Here are some of they key moments from ⚡️NYCI Annual Conference 2016:




On December 13th 2016, in Dublin Castle, CEOs, managers, youth workers, funders and others with an interest in the youth sector met to explore the opportunities and challenges confronting the sector in light of a range of public policy developments. This year's conference examined sources of additional funding, considered some of the ethical dimensions, provided 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 Jerry Murphy, Programme Manager, 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

  • Ms Eilis Murray, CEO, Philanthropy Ireland
  • Ms Sabina Cotter, Head of Grants and Programmes, Irish Youth Foundation
  • Ms Sinead Smith, Corporate Responsibility Manager, A & L Goodbody  

13.00 - 14.00

Networking lunch

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 your own organisations.

 16:00 – 16:30

 Ministerial Contribution

Closing Remarks: Ian Power, NYCI President