Minister Stanton launches 2020 Communities Integration Fund

€500,000 available for local community projects in 2020

 

Applications are now open to community groups nationwide who wish to apply for grant funding under the Department of Justice and Equality Communities Integration Fund.

 

Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration, David Stanton TD, today announced funding of €500,000 for community integration projects to be carried out in 2020.

 

The Communities Integration Fund will provide grant funding for local community projects that support the integration of migrants. Applications can now be made online to the Funds Administration Unit at the Department of Justice and Equality.

 

Launching this year’s call for applications, Minister Stanton said,

 

“What happens at the local level is critical to successful integration, and I believe strongly in the power of communities when it comes to bringing about lasting change.

 “In 2017, I launched the first Communities Integration Fund, which supports local initiatives by migrant and non-migrant groups to promote inclusion and most importantly, allow people to get to know each other. 124 organisations received funding in 2019 and projects are being funded which are explicitly intended to challenge racism at grass roots level. 

“The 2020 call for applications for this fund is now live, and I would encourage groups around the country who are working to promote inclusion in their locality to contact the Department and make an application.”

 

The application period runs from 9am Friday 19th June until 1pm, Thursday 16th July, 2020.

 

Applications must be submitted electronically, and Community Groups can access a guidance document and complete an online application form at: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/CIF2020.

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