• €500,000 made available to 113 local community projects nationwide
  • Almost EVERY county to benefit from funding
  • Communities and community organisations can play a vital role in making sure that everyone in society is included and can feel like they belong

 Wednesday 28 October, 2020 | Government Press Release

The Minister for Disability, Equality, Children, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, today announced the 113 community projects around the country that will receive funding under the 2020 Communities Integration Fund.

A total of almost €500,000 in grant funding has been provided this year. This is the fourth year of the Communities Integration Fund, bringing the total amount made available to date to over €2.0 million.

Announcing the outcome of the 2020 Communities Integration Fund, Minister O’Gorman said:

The Communities Integration Fund provides communities with an opportunity to lead integration activities which reflect and support their own diversity. As we have seen throughout this pandemic, communities and community organisations can play a vital role in making sure that everyone in society is included and can feel like they belong. In these difficult times, we need to support these initiatives more than ever

Almost every county in Ireland will benefit from funding for locally run projects to support the integration of migrants. The projects granted funding are small community based projects.  A maximum grant amount of €5,000 and a minimum grant amount of €1,000 is allocated to any single project. 336 applications were received this year with 113 projects successfully granted funding.

The Communities Integration Fund was first established in 2017 to implement the commitment under Action 51 of the Migrant Integration Strategy to support actions by local communities throughout Ireland to promote the integration of migrants and refugees.

The 2020 Communities Integration Fund was launched on the 19th of June this year. Minister Rabbitte would like to extend his thanks to all organisations who submitted an application and congratulate all those that have been successful. The process was highly competitive, with a large number of quality applications.

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