• €500,000 will be made available to local community-based projects nationwide to support the integration of migrants.
• Grants of up to €5,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives.
The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today approved €500,000 in funding under the Communities Integration Fund 2022.
Now in its sixth year, the Communities Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity within local communities and enables local community-based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of migrants. Successful organisations stand to receive grant funding of €1,000 – €5,000 to support local integration initiatives.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister O’Gorman said:
“I am delighted to announce the launch of the Communities Integration Fund 2022. Irish society has been enriched by increased cultural diversity and we must ensure that migrants are supported to actively participate in Irish society while maintaining their own cultural identity. This funding will bolster the great work being done by local communities to welcome new cultures.”
How to apply:
Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 pm on Wednesday 6th April 2022.
Purpose of projects/activities
This call is open to local community-based groups and centres around 10 key themes to support migrant integration:
- Intercultural Awareness;
- Combating Racism and Xenophobia;
- Sport & Community Games;
- Community Events;
- Capacity Building;
- Integration Research.