Call for Applications for the International Protection Integration Fund 2024

The Minister of State for Integration, Joe O’Brien, today approved €1,500,000 in funding under the International Protection Integration Fund 2024.

 

Now in its third year, the International Protection Integration Fund celebrates rich cultural diversity and enables community based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of International Protection Applicants. Successful Scheme A organisations stand to receive grant funding of €30,000 – €100,000 to support large scale integration projects. Successful Scheme B organisations stand to receive grant funding of €2,000 – €10,000 to support smaller integration initiatives.

 

Minister Joe O’Brien said:

The less reported stories these days relate to the literally hundreds of communities over the last two years that have welcomed International Protection Applicants to their locality. I was glad that last year we were able to support such efforts with this fund and I’m eager to get that support out again to communities this year as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form at the following links:

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 pm on 6 March 2024.

 

The IPIF supports chapter 5.2.2 of the commitments within A White Paper to End Direct Provision and Establish a New International Protection Support Service. In the white paper, the Government committed to developing a community integration fund for International Protection applicants. A total budget of €5 million was established with a minimum annual allocation of €500,000 to be paid out over the course of the project.

Since its inception in 2022, the International Protection Integration Fund has supported 137 projects with grant funding totalling €2.8m.

Purpose of Projects or Activities

This call is open to community based organisations and centres around 6 key themes to support the integration of International Protection Applicants:

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Employment

  • Educational Awareness
  • Language
  • Civic and Legal Supports
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Children and Young People
  • Transportation
  • LGBTQI+
 As this Fund is intended to support the integration of International Protection Applicants, including both adults and children. IP applicants should therefore be the primary target group for all submissions. While other individuals may benefit from the project, IP applicants must encompass the vast majority of participants in a project.
 

 

Definitions of IP applicants, Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection, and Programme Refugees are outlined below. 

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