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Emigrant Support Programme Information sessions

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The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community.

Emigrant Support Programme Information sessions

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Embassy of Ireland, 17 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7HR

The Emigrant Support Programme (ESP) aims to strengthen the international Irish community and its bond with Ireland. Through this programme, the Irish Government wants to fund projects that will have a clear and identifiable impact on supporting and building global Irish communities. The Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs manages and coordinates the programme in partnership with Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates abroad.

Since its inception in 2004, the Emigrant Support Programme has assisted over 530 organisations in some 37 countries with grants totalling over €213 million. Grants have ranged from small amounts for grass-roots groups to major allocations awarded to voluntary and community organisations operating on a large scale.

The Emigrant Support Programme will reopen for applications on Wednesday, 18 January 2023.

  • The closing time and date for applications is 5.30pm (local time) on Wednesday, 15 February 2023. The closing date and time will be strictly applied and under no circumstances can applications be accepted after 5.30pm.

Information session + Culture Ireland workshop

There will be two information sessions for applicants from Britain including presentations from the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday 24 January in person at the Embassy of Ireland in London and Thursday 26 January on the Zoom platform.

Tuesday 24 January at the Embassy

The in-person session will open at 10.30am for registration for a 11am start, finishing at 1pm followed by a lunch and networking opportunity.

Following this ESP session and lunch there will be a Culture Ireland Funding workshop from 2-3pm for those interested in accessing this funding.

No more than 2 people per organisation to attend.

Thursday 26 January online

The second session hosted by Irish in Britain will be presented by the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs on the Zoom platform on Thursday 26 January 2023 11.30 -1pm.

If there is more than one person per organisation please make sure you add the name of the second attendee as this helps with registration on the day.

There will be time at both sessions for Q&A.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions and have not yet received an invitation please email Ann Gould at