Applications for ESP funding 2018 open in January
The Irish Government, through the Emigrant Support Programme, provides funding to non–profit organisations which support and connect the Irish community in Britain. The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Irish Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in, the global Irish community. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse global Irish community, connected to Ireland and to each other.
Applications for the 2018 grant round will open on 15th January 2018.
The Emigrant Support Programme funds projects that will:
- celebrate, maintain and strengthen the links between Ireland and our community in Britain
- address the diverse and evolving needs of Irish emigrants in Britain, especially the elderly, disadvantaged and vulnerable
- facilitate access to statutory and voluntary services in Britain for vulnerable Irish emigrants
- foster a more vibrant sense of community and of Irish identity based on sporting, cultural and community networking
- further the outcomes of the Global Irish Economic Forum
- research and define the emerging needs of Irish communities abroad
- support development of new ways to communicate and connect with the increasingly diverse Global Irish, including business networks, non–traditional diasporas and alumni groups
- improve awareness and understanding of the emigrant and diaspora experience
- support business networks to connect Irish people to each other at home and abroad.
Applications are particularly welcome from organisations that have not applied before and/or new projects in geographic areas not previously assisted.
Further information about the Emigrant Support Programme and how to apply for funding is available on the Embassy of Ireland website or by logging on directly to the Irish Abroad Grants website.
Irish in Britain will help facilitate 2 information sessions on applying for the fund, on 11 January 2018 at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester and in the Irish Embassy, London on 12 January.
These sessions are always well attended so book now via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment.
11 January information session
12 January information session
Applications must be made online. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
The closing time and date for applications is 5.30pm on 16 February 2018.
The closing date and time will be strictly applied and under no circumstances can applications be accepted after 5.30pm on 16th February 2018.