CIF 2019

 

Ministers announce €526,000 Community Integration Fund 2019

 

 

11 July 2019

 

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, today announced the 124 community projects around the country that will receive funding under the 2019 Communities Integration Fund. A total of almost €526,000 in grant funding has been provided this year. This is the third year of the Communities Integration Fund, bringing the total amount made available to date to over €1.5 million.

 

Minister Flanagan said: "We are delighted to today announce funding for a wide variety of projects to aid the integration and social inclusion of migrants in communities small and large throughout the State. Since it began in 2017, the Communities Integration Fund has supported a variety of local organisations including sporting organisations, cultural organisations, faith-based groups and volunteer organisations to break down barriers within our communities and reach out to isolated members from both Irish and migrant backgrounds, in particular our growing second and third generation of migrants.  Volunteerism is at the heart of these initiatives and plays a key role in its success.”

 

Every county in Ireland has been allocated funding for locally run projects to support the integration of migrants. The projects granted funding are small community based projects, with a maximum grant amount of €5,000 and a minimum grant amount of €1,000 allocated to any single project. 282 applications were received this year with 124 projects successfully granted funding.

 

The Communities Integration Fund was first established in 2017 to implement the commitment under Action 51 of the Migrant Integration Strategy to support actions by local communities throughout Ireland to promote the integration of migrants and refugees.

 

Minister Stanton added: “Over the past two years, I have personally visited some of the projects funded by the Communities Integration Fund and was struck by how great an impact such a relatively modest financial support can have in bringing migrants and their host communities together.  I see more and more that organisations from the migrant communities as much as the host community are applying for the Communities Integration Fund.  It is welcome proof of how much our host and migrant communities want to work together, building bridges to social inclusion.  More importantly these projects create resilient communities, which are key to the well-being and sense of belonging for everyone.”

 

At today’s launch, representatives of two successful projects, Ferns Diocesan Youth Services from Co Wexford and Tasnuva Shamin Foundation from Dublin 13, had the opportunity to meet with both Ministers and the UNHCR High Commissioner Mr Fillipo Grandi.

 

€500,000 is usually provided each year for the fund. This year’s fund includes an additional sum of €26,000 from the Office of Public Works for art-based integration projects.  This was made possible by the "Per Cent for Art Scheme" under which 1% of capital works can be allocated to commissioning works of art. This is a once off inclusion in the Communities Integration Fund. 

 

The 2019 Communities Integration Fund was launched on the 29th of March this year. The Ministers would like to extend their thanks to all organisations who submitted an application and congratulate all those that have been successful. The process was highly competitive, with a large number of quality applications.

 

ENDS

 

Notes for Editors:

 

Purpose of projects/activities

This call was open to local community based groups carrying out the following projects/activities:

 

As this Fund is intended to support the integration of migrant and host communities, all applications had to demonstrate how they will involve both migrant and host communities in the activities proposed. The maximum grant amount that can be applied for was €5,000 and the minimum grant was €1,000.

 

 

CIF 2019 - Projects Awarded Grants

Carlow

1

Carlow Intercultural Forum

5,000

2

Forward Steps Family Resource Centre CLG

3,500

3

Equal Chances Polish School

3,900

Cavan

 

4

Kilnaleck & District Community Co-op Society Ltd

3,250

5

The Cavan Centre

5,000

6

Sporting BJD FC

5,000

Clare

7

Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

3,230

8

East Clare Community Cooperative

4,500

9

LINKS

2,000

10

Clare Immigrant Support Centre

5,000

11

North West Clare Family Resource Centre CLG

4,968

Cork

12

West Cork Development Partnership CLG

3,000

13

BRIJ

5,000

14

Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre

4,950

15

Mahon Family Resource Centre

5,000

16

Graffiti Theatre Company CLG

2,800

17

Cumann na Daoine

1,750

18

New Life Media

4,974

19

Meitheal Mara

5,000

20

Bantry Tourism & Development Association

3,000

21

Dowtcha Puppets

5,000

22

New Communities Partnership

5,000

23

Goleen & District Community Council Ltd

2,060

Donegal

24

Spraoi agus Spórt Family Centre Ltd

5,000

Dublin

25

Failte Isteach Skerries

1,300

26

National Council of YMCA s of Ireland   ( West Tallaght )

5,000

27

Mulhuddart Community Centre CLG

2,560

28

Sports Across Ireland

5,000

29

Intercultural Language Service

5,000

30

Discovery Gospel Choir

5,000

31

i-Smile International

5,000

32

Ladies Gaelic Football Association

5,000

33

Scoil Choilm CNS Parents Association

3,000

34

Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland

4,955

35

Blakestown Community Resource Centre CLG

3,000

36

Alma Boliviana in Ireland

2,650

37

Hill Street Family Resource Centre

5,000

38

TASNUVA SHAMIM FOUNDATION IRELAND

5,000

39

Fingal Ethnic Network

4,800

40

Dublin City University

5,000

41

Welcome Cafe

4,995

42

Fatima Groups United

4,800

43

Irish Refugee Council

5,000

44

Hill Street Family Resource Centre

5,000

45

Outlandish Theatre Platform

5,000

46

Rather Gather

4,000

47

Indian Family Club

5,000

48

Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland

5,000

49

Parslickstown House Management CLG

2,400

50

Sustainable Skerries

1,975

51

Tennis Ireland

4,100

52

Irish Modern Dance Theatre

5,000

53

Muslim Sisters of Éire

3,000

54

Loving and Affectionate Family

5,000

55

St Andrew's Resource Centre

4,200

56

Novas Bellevue House

2,500

57

LGBT Ireland

5,000

58

Aster Family Resource Centre

5,000

59

Near Media Co-Op

5,000

60

Acts of Compassion Ministries

5,000

Galway

61

Blue Teapot Theatre Company

5,000

62

ARD Family Resource Centre

5,000

63

Youth Work Ireland Galway

2,640

64

Galway Dance Project

5,000

65

Croí na Gaillimhe a Resource Centre of St Vincent de Paul

5,000

Kerry

66

Tralee International Resource Centre

5,000

67

Presentation Monastery N.S.

5,000

68

North, East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD)

4,958

69

NEWKD

5,000

70

Vikingdom Raft Race Kenmare. C/O Celine O Connell

4,915

71

Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council

2,200

Kildare

72

Monasterevin Community Asylum Seeker Support Group

5,000

73

Crooked House Theatre Company

2,000

74

Ada Igbo Ireland

5,000

Kilkenny

75

Twilight Community Group

5,000

Laois

76

LAOIS AFRICAN SUPPORT GROUP

5,000

77

Voice Of Migrants Ireland

5,000

78

Mountrath Scouts group

5,000

79

Laois Integration Network (LIN)

5,000

Leitrim

80

Mohill Family Support Centre

1,000

81

BREFFNI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLG

3,000

82

Leitrim International Community Group

2,500

Limerick

83

Kilfinane Community Council

2,700

84

Northside Family Resource Centre

5,000

85

Narrative 4

5,000

86

Limerick Youth Service

5,000

87

UL Sanctuary

2,000

Longford

88

LONGFORD COMMUNITY RESOURCES CLG

3,104

Louth

89

Culture Connect Limited

5,000

90

St Nicholas GFC

5,000

91

Church of God Charitable Trust

4,500

92

Dundalk FM

4,970

93

CULTURE CONNECT LIMITED

5,000

Mayo

94

Ballyhaunis G.A.A. Club

4,950

95

Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre

3,500

96

Claremorris Community Radio

2,800

Meath

97

Migrant Network Group

5,000

98

Cultúr Migrant Centre

4,960

99

Trim Family Resource Centre

5,000

100

Meath Partnership

4,450

101

Family Resource centre

3,000

Monaghan

102

Scotshouse Youth Services

2,100

103

Youthers Zone Cmx

3,150

104

Border Bounce Gymnastics Club

5,000

Offaly

105

Offaly Athletics

5,000

Roscommon

106

Ballaghaderreen Community Games

5,000

107

Friends of The Centre Ballaghaderreen (FOC)

5,000

Sligo

108

Sligo Family Resource Centre

5,000

109

Diversity Sligo Asylum Seekers and Refugees Support CLG

4,190

110

Sligo Global Kitchen

5,000

111

Diversity Sligo Asylum Seekers and Refugees Support CLG

5,000

Tipperary

112

Youth Work Ireland Tipperary

5,000

Waterford

113

Waterford City & County Council

5,000

114

Waterford Sports Partnership

3,600

115

WATERFORD MIGRANT INTEGRATION FORUM

5,000

116

Garter Lane Arts Centre

5,000

117

New Community Men’s Shed

1,100

118

Respond Support

5,000

Westmeath

119

Womens Community Projects (Mullingar) Association CLG

3,000

120

Horseleap/Streamstown ICA

2,840

Wexford

121

Wexford Local Development

4,950

122

Wexford Local Development

4,750

123

Ferns Diocesan Youth Service

4,100

Wicklow

124

Wicklow Educate Together National School

5,000