Funding for Migrant Integration
€4.5 million allocated to 20 projects across the country
€4.5 million is being made available to 20 projects to be delivered in the coming three year period in multiple locations across Ireland by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), locally based community groups, and others, who were successful following an open Call for Proposals under the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). This funding is targeted at initiatives to promote the integration of non-EU migrants and to combat discrimination and racism.
The migrant integration projects will provide a range of practical supports directly to migrants, including English language classes and workplace training. Anti-racism and cultural diversity initiatives will also receive funding.
Examples of the migrant integration projects selected for funding include:
- A nationwide project to support community integration through local level football leagues.
- A project in Cork to provide information and support services to vulnerable migrants.
- A Dublin-based project to assist long-term residents of Direct Provision Centres to make a successful transition to life in the community.
- A Kilkenny project to provide local work skills training and job placement to migrants who are experiencing barriers to participating in the workforce.
Announcing the migrant integration funding, the Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for Integration, Immigration and Equality said:
“Twenty projects will be funded across the country to help support the integration of our new communities, while a further five projects will focus specifically on boosting migrant employability. These grants will bolster the good work being carried out every day by local community organisations and national NGOs in support of migrant integration.”
Details of the AMIF funded projects can be viewed by clicking here
All funded projects must contribute to the achievement of the objectives and spending commitments set out in Ireland’s National Plan AMIF (published on www.integration.ie)