Cultúr Migrants Centre receives funding from the International Protection Integration Fund.
4 November 2022
The Cultur Migrants Centre was recently awarded €33,333 for its ‘Connecting Communities’ project
earmarked for selected counties in Ireland. Cultúr Migrants Centre is a regional community
organization working with ethnic minorities including immigrants, migrant workers, asylum seekers
In total 67 projects were awarded over €1.6 million through the Department of Children, Equality,
Disability, Integration and Youth’s International Protection Integration Fund.
Successful applicants were asked to demonstrate how their proposed project will builds links
between International Protection applicants and their host communities, to encourage meaningful
integration that benefits entire communities.
The Fund aims to enable community-based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in
supporting the integration of International Protection applicants at local and national level. This is
the first year the grant has been made available, with every county across Ireland set to benefit.
Announcing the inaugural International Protection Integration Fund, the Minister for Children,
Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, said:
“I am delighted to announce the award of over €1.6 million in funding which will support 67 not-for-
profit, civil society organisations in every county of Ireland to support local and national integration
projects for International Protection applicants.
The broad range of initiatives that will now be made possible by the International Protection
Integration Fund 2022 range from language and employment supports to projects aimed at
combating racism and xenophobia as well as supporting health and wellbeing initiatives amongst
many other exciting projects’’.
Cultur Migrants Centre Coordinator for the Connecting Communities project, Mr Rueben
Hambakachere was upbeat about the funding and said,
‘Our mandate has always been about standing in solidarity with all refugees and immigrants. The
International Protection Fund will go a long way in our efforts to advance this cause and in
supporting the interests of migrants, refugees and immigrants’.
For over 18 years, Cultur has been at the forefront, empowering and working together with ethnic
minorities to act as agents of positive change through support from partners as diverse as our
Cultur Migrants Centre
Contact: Reuben Hambakachere – Project Coordinator
Phone: 0861 994 655 Email: [email protected] Web: https://cultur.ie/about-us/