Money for projects to help integrate of migrants and refugees in Laois

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Funds to support integration is going to three Laois groups to support the integration of migrants and refugees into the communities.

A total of €15,000 will be shared between three projects.

The International Communities Integration Festival 2021 will see €5,000 shared between Laois, Kilkenny and Carlow.

All Abilities Ireland is getting €5,000 for its project in Laois while the Laois Integration Network (LIN) is also getting €5,000.

The Communities Integration Fund was first established in 2017. The projects granted funding are small community-based projects.  A maximum grant amount of €5,000 and a minimum grant amount of €1,000 is allocated to any single project. 336 applications were received this year with 113 projects successfully granted funding.

The Laois funding is part of €500,000 announced by Minister for Disability, Equality, Children, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD.