Funding available for Activities that Promote Integration

If you would like to host an event in your community for National Heritage Week that reaches out to migrants, refugees or new arrivals to Ireland you might be interested in this funding stream.

If you would like to host an event in your community for National Heritage Week that reaches out to migrants, refugees or new arrivals to Ireland you might be interested in this funding stream. But please note that the closing date is March 30th so not much time to apply. 

This funding is to provide funding and support for communities across Ireland to play a greater role in promoting integration by providing practical support to facilitate social inclusion among the migrant population.

A total amount of €500,000 will be made available in 2017 to local community based groups to promote integration in their area e.g. local sporting clubs, faith-based groups, theatrical and cultural organisations.

Grants/funding may be provided up to a maximum of €5,000 depending on the size and nature of the project.

Activities may include, for example:-

   • activities aimed at introducing newly arrived migrants to the
      community
   • measures to encourage migrant participation in local civil and
      cultural activities (and complement existing programmes and
      activities)
   • measures to encourage involvement in local sports clubs, theatre
      groups, youth clubs, after school clubs, scouts, dancing troupes,
      choirs, drama/theatre groups, parent& child groups, etc.
   • measures to link migrants with opportunities in the community
      (including employment)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 March.

Please see links below to the application form and other relevant information:-.

Integration.ie Website
Communities Integration Fund