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Minister McEntee launches National Integration Fund 2020 to promote integration of migrants into Irish society
The National Integration Fund 2020, announced on the 11th August by the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, will see €749,600 per year over a maximum of three years being made available for projects that help migrants integrate into Irish society.
The National Integration Fund 2020 is open for applications from both public and private bodies. Funding will be given for projects that:
Minister McEntee said,
“I am delighted to announce the launch of the National Integration Fund 2020. This funding will help to facilitate the effective integration of Migrants into communities all over Ireland, which benefits us all. The strength of this funding lies in its potential to empower new members of Irish society to play an active part in their communities and I encourage all interested organisations to apply.”
The National Integration Fund 2020 is a key element of the Migrant Integration Strategy 2017-2020. The Strategy was developed to enable migrants, or persons of migrant origin, to participate on an equal basis with those of Irish heritage.
Its primary objective is to ensure that barriers to full participation in Irish society by migrants or their Irish-born children are identified and addressed.
How to apply:
Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form HERE
The closing date for applications is 12pm, Thursday 10th of September 2020.