The National Integration Fund 2020 for the promotion of the integration of migrants into Irish society has been launched.
A sum of €749,600 per year over a maximum period of three years will be available for projects that help migrants integrate into Irish society. A total sum of €2.2 million may be committed over the three-year period.
The fund will provide grants of between €10,000 and €250,000 to projects that, for example, combat racism and xenophobia, increase mutual understanding between local communities and immigrants and undertake research on interculturalism and/or integration. The National Integration Fund 2020 is a key element of the Government’s Migrant Integration Strategy for 2017-2020.
Applications are open to both private and public bodies and the closing date is 12pm on 10th September. Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form at: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/NIF2020.
See related EMN report: Policy and practice targeting the labour market integration of non-EU nationals in Ireland