International Protection Integration Fund 2023: closing date 24th May 2023

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  • €500,000 will be made available to community based organisations to carry out integration projects at a national, provincial or local level to support the integration of International Protection Applicants
  • Grants of up to €20,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives


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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on 24 May 2023.


The IPIF supports chapter 5.2.2 of the commitments within A White Paper to End Direct Provision and Establish a New International Protection Support Service. In the white paper, the government committed to developing a community integration fund for International Protection applicants. A total budget of €5 million was established with an annual allocation of €500,000 to be paid out over the course of the project.

Since its inception in 2022, the International Protection Integration Fund has supported 67 projects with grant funding totalling €1.62 million.


Purpose of projects/activities

This call is open to community based organisations and centres around 6 key themes to support the integration of International Protection Applicants:

  • employment
  • language
  • civic and legal supports
  • health and wellbeing
  • intercultural awareness
  • children and young people


Projects supporting the following objectives will be given special priority this year and can attain additional marking during the selection process:

  • mental health
  • solidarity through sport
  • inclusion


As this Fund is intended to support the integration of International Protection Applicants, including both adults and children, IP applicants should therefore be the primary target group for all submissions. While other individuals may benefit from the project, IP applicants must encompass the vast majority of participants in a project.


Source: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/20d9d-minister-of-state-obrien-invites-applications-to-the-international-protection-integration-fund-2023/

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