National Funding to Promote Integration of Immigrants

The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration, Department of Justice and Equality has issued a call for proposals for funding to promote integration of immigrants within Irish society. 

The target audience for potential proposals consists of Irish nationals, including persons of migrant origin, EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals with permission to remain in the State. Projects focusing on applicants for international protection are not included.

Deadline for applications: 22 March @ 12 noon

Applications may be made in respect of core funding and/or project costs. 

Funding Levels

Approximately €600,000 will be committed per year in this call over a maximum of three years, subject to the availability of funds in the relevant subhead of the Department of Justice and Equality Vote.
The minimum annual grant amount that can be applied for is €5,000 and grants may range up to €100,000+. 

Funding will be granted for the following activities:

  • Increasing mutual understanding between the host community and immigrants;
  • combating racism and xenophobia;
  • undertaking research on interculturalism and / or integration;
  • delivering language training aimed at enabling immigrants to access employment in specific sectors and / or to integrate into their local communities;
  • promoting the integration of immigrants into Irish society, particularly vulnerable or socially-excluded immigrants;
  • introducing immigrants 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 immigrants in regard to access to services;
  • providing information and support for immigrants 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 immigrants in sport, volunteering and cultural activities.

Learn More

Full guidelines and application details are available here.