The Communities Integration Fund will fund actions by community organisations to promote integration in their local communities.
A total amount of €500,000 will be made available in 2017 to local community based groups to promote integration in their area e.g. local sporting clubs, faith-based groups, theatrical and cultural organisations.
Grants/funding may be provided up to a maximum of €5,000 depending on the size and nature of the project.
Activities may include, for example:-· activities aimed at introducing newly arrived migrants to the community
· measures to encourage migrant participation in local civil and cultural activities (and complement existing programmes and activities)
· measures to encourage involvement in local sports clubs, theatre groups, youth clubs, after school clubs, scouts, dancing troupes, choirs, drama/theatre groups, parent& child groups,etc.
· measures to link migrants with opportunities in the community (including employment)