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About Us2018-02-04T00:25:34+00:00

About BlueFire

BlueFire is a social enterprise empowering young people (15 – 30) to create innovative activities and events which nurture cross-cultural interaction, collaboration and integration on an individual and community level. BlueFire is truly youth-led, with all involved under 30.

Founded in 2013, BlueFire has worked directly with over 300 young people who have in turn, impacted over 20,000 people from 50+ cultural backgrounds.

Mission

Building cohesive communities through the creative power, vision and action of youth changemakers

Vision

A vibrant city embracing intercultural community

Values

  1. Representation: Be the Dublin we envision
  2. Community Centred: Our community remain at the core
  3. Own being Young: Be professional, in our way
  4. Flourish: Let failure drive innovation
  5. Integrity: Stand up in the face of adversity
  6. Leadership: Courage to shape the future
  7. Vulnerability: Hold a safe space for growth
  8. Ownership: Be our own individual cheerleaders
  9. Collaboration: Utilise the strength of ‘we’ not I
  10. Celebrate: The big & the small

Strategic Objectives

AS THE FIRST TRULY GLOBAL CITIZENS, YOU [THE YOUNG] KNOW BETTER THAN ANYONE THAT CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY CAN BE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH – NOT ONLY A SOURCE OF DIVISION.

KOFI ANNAN • ONE YOUNG WORLD

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Believe in our capacity to shape our future. Together, we know that change is possible.
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This year we set two high-level fundraising goals. To increase our corporate sponsorship; and to partner with 147 Friends of BlueFire to donate €10 per month.

Why 147? Why €10?

It costs €1,469 per month to keep our doors open.

  • €75 internet & online services
  • €85 phone
  • €109 office rent
  • €200 petty cash (coffee’s at meetings, volunteer travel expenses etc)
  • €1,000 salary paid to our CEO (who works full time)

A lot of our current funding, for example, corporate sponsorship or festival grants, has to also cover these overheads* and takes away from our ability to use that money to directly benefit the community. Our goal is that by the end of 2018, we will have partnered with 147 people who believe in our vision and want to work with us to make it, donating the cost of a cuppa per week. This will cover all our overheads & operational costs, so that we can give 100% of our time, energy and grants to serving the people of Dublin.

It’s not sexy. It’s not exciting. But it’s real. It ensures our sustainability. And it ensures that every penny we raise beyond our 150 Friends of BlueFire, goes directly into running our programmes in the community.

We, the young people of Dublin, are committed to affecting long term social change. Will you join us by giving €10 per month?

*Some of our grants are restricted funds, that can only be spent on the allocated project. In these cases, grants are only used for their intended purpose. In all cases, funders receive a detailed report in how their money was used.

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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