National Funding to Promote the Integration of Immigrants announced by Minister Stanton

25 May 2017

Grants totalling €1.8 million to help the integration of immigrants were announced today by Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration.

A total of 14 projects will be delivered over the next three years in a number of locations across the country by public bodies and NGOs who were successful following an open call for applications. Examples of the integration projects selected for funding include:

  • A nationwide project to support English language acquisition.
  • An employment and integration project in Dublin for vulnerable and socially-excluded immigrants, which will increase the employability of members of the target group.
  • A Cork-based project providing practical support and advice to immigrants.
  • A nationwide anti-racism project involving children and young people.

Announcing the funding, the Minister said:

Fourteen projects will be funded across the country to help support the integration of our immigrants. This complements the €4.5 million under the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the €3.3 million under the ESF Employability of Migrants Measure, both of which I announced in January last, and the €0.5 million Communities Integration Fund which I initiated in February and the applications under which are at present being assessed.

I am grateful to all applicants under the call for applications for national funding, 73 in number, who have been informed of the outcome of their applications. I send my good wishes to the selected projects wish them every success in their work.


Notes for Editors

The following projects were selected for grant offers following the open call for applications:


Project Name

Business in the Community

RISE - Refugee Integration, Skills and Employment

Dublin City University

Strengthening the Practice of Intercultural Education in Primary Schools

Fingal County Council

The Fingal Multi-Agency Integration Project

The Lantern Intercultural Centre

Asylum Seekers & Refugees Psychosocial and Educational Support programme

Localise Youth & Community Services

Volunteering for All

Marino Institute of Education

Migrant Teacher Programme

Mendicity Institution

The Employment and Integration (E & I) Project

NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre

Immigrant Integration Initiative

New Communities Partnership

New Communities Youth Project (NCP Youth)

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card

South East Community Training & Education Centre

The ELI Project (English Language for Immigrants)

Sport Against Racism Ireland

Anti-discrimination training workshops for primary schools

Third Age National Centre

Fáilte Isteach

Tralee International Resource Centre

Whole Family Integration Programme - Parent and Child

AMIF was established to cover the period 2014-2020. The fund supports 4 specific objectives:

  1. Asylum
  2. Legal migration & integration
  3. Return
  4. Solidarity

Read a longer description of AMIF.

For more information, contact the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration,



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Updated: 26 May 2017

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