BRYR was set up in 1999.
The idea for a youth work organisation like ours emerged in 1998 during the consultation process for the Ballymun Youth Development Plan. This Plan was created in response to the Government's Young People's Facilities and Services Fund, which is part of our national anti-drugs strategy.
The YPFSF focuses on providing facilities and services to 10-21 year-olds at risk of drug abuse. The Ballymun Youth Development Group, made up of the Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin City Council and City of Dublin Youth Services Board, consulted with all concerned in Ballymun and set up the Ballymun Youth Strategy Group.
Renamed Ballymun Regional Youth Resource in 2002 to reflect the centrality of young people, BRYR has grown into one of Ireland's largest local youth work organisations.
Several years on and BRYR's work remains true to the wishes of the local community by maintaining a clear focus on the target group, and in particular a focus on those young people who need our support most.
Core funding continues from the YPFSF through CDYSB. BRYR has also availed of support from the Special Programme for Youth (SPY), the Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin City Council, EU Youth In Action and the Irish Youth Foundation.