The Minister of State for Integration, Joe O’Brien, announced on (Monday, 2 Oct.) approved €750,000 per year in funding under the National Integration Fund 2023.
Now in its seventh year, the National Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity in Ireland and enables non-profit organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of migrants. Successful organisations stand to receive grant funding of up to €200,000, paid over a maximum of three years, to support national and regional integration initiatives.
Purpose of projects/activities
This funding call centres around 12 key themes to support migrant integration:
– Increasing mutual understanding between the host community and migrants;
– Combating racism and xenophobia;
– Undertaking research on interculturalism and / or integration;
– Facilitating language acquisition aimed at enabling migrants to access employment and / or to integrate into their local communities;
– Promoting the integration into Irish society of vulnerable or socially-excluded immigrants;
– Introducing migrants to the political system and encouraging them to vote;
– Providing training to public and private sector organisations on equality and integration;
– Providing information and support for migrants in regard to access to services;
– Providing information and support for migrants in regard to immigration and citizenship;
– Promoting integration in schools;
– Promoting integration in the youth sector;
– Promoting integration in the workplace; promoting the involvement of migrants in sport, volunteering and cultural activities.
– As this Fund is intended to support the integration of migrant and host communities, all applications must demonstrate the ability to involve both migrant and host communities in the activities proposed.
– The funding can be used for both once-off initiatives and projects rolled out over a maximum of three years. The maximum grant amount that can be applied for is €200,000 and the minimum grant is €25,000.
Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Wednesday, 1 November 2023.
Please note: Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.