AboutPublished: October 10, 2012 | Updated: June 19, 2013
What do we do at SpunOut.ie?
SpunOut.ie is a not-for-profit website created by young people for young people.
We help young people live happy and healthy lives.
Our service promotes positive mental health, general wellbeing and healthy living in order to reduce harmful behaviour amongst young people.
We aim to give young people easy access to relevant, reliable, and non-judgemental advice in order to assist them in making informed decisions.
We serve the young people of Ireland and Northern Ireland between the ages of 16 and 25.
How are we run?
SpunOut is unique, in that when we say we are youth led - we mean it. Seventeen young people from all around Ireland form the SpunOut Action Panel (SAP) which gives leadership to the organisation.
Our team of five staff leaders manage the day-to-day running of SpunOut while the SAP give us the direction and leadership to stay in touch with the views and needs of the young people of Ireland. The staff facilitate the mechanism for our young leaders to be heard and then follow their lead. Our staff leadership team comprises of our editor, youth engagement officer, web developer, communications officer and office manager.
SpunOut also has a voluntary board of professional types who take responsibility for corporate governance. The board also ensures we stay true to our mission to be an organisation by young people, for young people. We also have a member of the board, Mark Keane, who works closely with the staff leadership team to ensure they stay in good health and optimised to work hard on behalf of our young people.
Who gives us money?
SpunOut is partially funded through a mix of philanthropic, foundation, state and community investors and welcomes the support and involvement of people from across Ireland and abroad.
We are currently funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and the HSE, however our funding from Atlantic Philanthropies will end in 2013. If your organisation would like to support SpunOut and become a Sponsor, you can read more here.
How do I get in touch?
Write for SpunOut: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity no.: CHY 16212 Company no.: 384783