Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, today announced the projects that will receive funding under the 2018 Communities Integration Fund.

A total of 335 applications were received following a call for applications which closed on the 3rd of May 2018. Of the applications received, a total of 115 projects were successful. The total value of all funded projects is just over Euro 500,000, with a maximum amount of Euro 5,000 being allocated to any single project. The list of successful projects is available here.

Announcing the projects, Minister Stanton said: 

"I am delighted to once again announce funding for a wide variety of projects to aid migrant integration and social inclusion in communities small and large throughout the State.  Last year was the first year of the Communities Integration Fund and having personally visited some of the projects funded I was struck by how great an impact such a relatively modest financial support can have in bringing migrants and their host communities together.  I look forward to visiting more projects in the future and hearing about the many innovative approaches to migrant integration that will be supported once again  through this year’s scheme.”    

The 2018 Communities Integration Fund (CIF) was launched on the 21st of March this year. This is the second year of the Communities Integration Fund. Every county in Ireland received support from the Fund for locally run projects to support the integration of migrants.

OPMI would like to congratulate all those that have been successful in their applications and to extend thanks to all organisations who submitted an application. The process was highly competitive, with a large number of applications.