Minister Stanton announces €500,000 Community Integration Fund 2018

 

115 grass root organisations to benefit nationwide

 

2 August 2018

 

Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, today announced the projects that will receive funding under the 2018 Communities Integration Fund. 115 organisations nationwide will receive grants of up to €5,000 each for activities to support the integration of migrants within our communities.  The total amount awarded is just over €500,000.

 

Announcing the projects the Minister said:

 

"I am delighted to once again announce funding for a wide variety of projects to aid migrant integration and social inclusion in communities small and large throughout the State.  Last year was the first year of the Communities Integration Fund and having personally visited some of the projects funded I was struck by how great an impact such a relatively modest financial support can have in bringing migrants and their host communities together.  I look forward to visiting more projects in the future and hearing about the many innovative approaches to migrant integration that will be supported once again  through this year’s scheme.”   

 

Projects selected include:

 

The selected projects will take place between now and June 2019.  Minister of State Stanton hosted an event on 21st March in Dublin to launch this year’s round of funding.  An implementation report on the Fund in its inaugural year of 2017 was also launched at this launch.

 

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Note for Editors

The Communities Integration Fund was launched by Minister of State David Stanton on 7 February 2017 to coincide with the launch of the Government’s 4 year Migrant Integration Strategy – A Blueprint for the Future. 

 

A total fund of €500,000 was made available in 2018 for small-scale community based projects to promote the integration of migrants. The maximum grant size was €5,000.

335 valid applications were received and assessed by officials of the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration against the published call criteria.  Each project was also independently reviewed by officials from the Department’s EU Funds Unit.  On the basis of this assessment, 115 projects were selected for funding. A full list of the projects selected is below.

 

For further information on the Communities Integration Fund and a copy of the 2017 CIF Implementation Report please go to the OPMI website www.integration.ie .

Communities Integration Fund 2018

Organisations selected for funding

Organisation/Group

Local Authority Area

Access 2000 (Wexford) CLG

Wexford

Acts of Compassion Ministries

Dublin City

AkiDwa

Dublin City

ARD Family Resource Centre

Galway

Association of Brazilian Families

Dublin City

Athlone Institute of Technology

Westmeath

Balbriggan Integration Forum CLG

Fingal

Ballaghaderreen Community Games

Roscommon

Ballaghaderreen GAA Club

Mayo

Ballincollig Family Resource Centre CLG

Cork

Better Together

Cork City

Bounce Back Youth Service South East Cavan

Cavan

Brij

Cork City

Burren Gaels Football Club

Clare

Capacitar Ireland/Julianstown Community Centre/Mosney Women Together Group

Meath

Carlow County Development Partnership CLG

Carlow

Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre

Cork

City of Sanctuary Dublin

Dublin City

Clare Women's Network

Clare

Claremont Stadium CSG Sports Club CLG

Meath

Cork City Partnership CLG

Cork

Cork New Life Media

Cork

Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre

Galway City

Cultúr Migrants Centre Navan/Migrant Womens’ Group

Meath

Discovery Gospel Choir

South Dublin

Donnycarney Football Club

Dublin City

Doras Luimní

Limerick City

Drumshanbo Parish Pastoral Council

Leitrim

Dublin 7 Integration Initiative (Welcome Café)

Dublin City

Dublin City Interfaith Forum

Dublin City

Dundalk FM

Louth

Equal Chances Polish School

Carlow

Fáilte Isteach - Monaghan

Monaghan

Fáite Isteach - Tyrrelstown

Fingal

Ferns Diocesan Youth Service CLG

Wexford

Fingal Ethnic Network

Fingal

First Fortnight Limited

Dublin City

Friends of the Centre Ballaghaderreen

Roscommon

Gaelic Athletic Association

Roscommon

Gaelic Athletic Association

Waterford

Galway Integration Consortium

Galway

Henrietta Street Senior Citizens Services (HSCS)

Dublin City

Hill Street Family Resource Centre

Dublin City

Inishowen Development Partnership

Donegal

Intercultural Language Service

Dublin City

Irish Refugee Council

Sligo, Mayo, Monaghan

i-Smile International

Fingal

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland

Limerick

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland

Dublin City

Kerry Youth Dance Theatre

Kerry

Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership

Kilkenny

KLEAR

Dublin City

Laois Integration Network

Laois

Latin America Solidarity Centre

Dublin City

Leitrim International Community Group

Leitrim

Leixlip Youth Project

Kildare

LGBT Ireland

Dublin City

Limerick Social Service Council CLG

Limerick

Limerick Youth Service

Limerick

Longford Community Resources CLG (LCRL)

Longford

Love and Care for People CLG

Cork

Loving and Affectionate Family

Fingal

Manor Fields Adare

Limerick

Meath Local Sports Partnership

Meath

Meitheal Mara

Cork

Migrant Network Group

Meath

Mosney Foróige

Meath

Mulhuddart Community Centre CLG

Fingal

Mullingar Lithuanian Community

Westmeath

Musicantia

Fingal

Muslim Sisters of Eire

Dún Laoghaire -Rathdown

Narrative 4 CLG

Limerick

Near Media Co-Op

Dublin City

New Communities Partnership

Cork City

NEWKD

Kerry

Northside Family Resource Centre

Limerick

Offaly Sports Partnership

Offaly

Omeath District Development CLG

Louth

Outhouse LGBT Community & Resource Centre

Dublin City

Outlandish Theatre Platform CLG

Dublin City

Polish Educational Association (Polska Eire Waterford)

Waterford

Polka

Fingal

Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland (RAMSI)

Dublin City

Roma Support Group Ireland

Cork

Safer Blanchardstown

Fingal

SECAD Partnership CLG

Cork

Slieveardagh Utd AFC

Tipperary

Sligo Family Resource Centre CLG

Sligo

Sligo Global Kitchen

Sligo

Social Enterprise Development Company (SEDCo)

Dublin City

South Dublin County Partnership

South Dublin

South West Clare Community Radio

Clare

Southside Partnership Dublin

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Sports Across Ireland Ltd

Dublin City

Sports Active Wexford (Wexford Sports Partnership)

Wexford

Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI)

Dublin City

St Patrick's Amateur Boxing Club

Kilkenny

St. Andrew's Resource Centre

Dublin City

Stella Maris Football Club

Dublin City

Swim Ireland

Fingal

Swords Intercultural Festival

Fingal

Tasnuva Shahim Foundation Ireland

Dublin City

Teen Talk

Fingal

The Ark

Dublin City

The Welcome Table

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Theatre for Change Galway

Galway City

Tramore Community Radio CLG

Waterford

Trim Family Resource Centre CLG

Meath

Tus Nua Artane Coolock FRC

Dublin City

Twilight Community Group

Kilkenny

Waterford City & County Council

Waterford

Wezesha International

Monaghan

Wicklow Educate Together National School

Wicklow

Youth Work Ireland Cork

Cork City

Youth Work Ireland Meath

Meath