Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the Communities Integration Fund 2021

  • €500,000 will be made available to local community-based projects nationwide to support the integration of migrants.
  • Grants of up to €5,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives.


15 June 2021

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced €500,000 in funding under the Communities Integration Fund 2021.

Now in its fifth year, the Communities Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity within local communities and enables local community-based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of migrants.  Eligible organisations can apply for grant funding of €1,000 – €5,000 to support local integration initiatives.

Announcing the funding, Minister O’Gorman said:

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Communities Integration Fund 2021. Irish society has been enriched by increased cultural diversity and we must ensure that migrants are supported to actively participate in Irish society without having to relinquish their own cultural identity. This funding will bolster the great work being done by local communities to welcome new cultures.”

How to apply:

Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form –

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 pm on Friday 02 July 2021.