The Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme
ARE YOU A VOLUNTARY GROUP WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES TO IRISH PEOPLE
IN BRITAIN OR IS INVOLVED IN IRISH HERITAGE, WELFARE OR COMMUNITY
ACTIVITIES WITH THE IRISH COMMUNITY?
If so, you may be eligible for funding assistance from the Irish
Government towards your project.
Through the Emigrant Support Programme (ESP), the Irish Government
have made a commitment to support the Irish Community overseas. The
ESP provides funding to non-profit organisations and projects to
support Irish communities overseas and to facilitate the
development of more strategic links between Ireland and the global
It is the mission of the ESP to support and assist those voluntary
groups which facilitate access to welfare and statutory services to
members of the Irish community. Provision of services to older
members of our community remains a particular priority for the ESP.
We may also fund Irish community projects in the heritage domain
and projects that support the outcomes of the Global Irish Economic
Forum in October 2011 (www.globalirishforum.ie).
Limited funding may also be available for projects of a capital
Applications are particularly welcome from organisations who have
not applied before and/or new projects in geographic areas not
previously assisted. We would also welcome applications for
projects which focus on support for new emigrants.
Click here: www.irishabroadgrants.ie to access
the online application form and supporting documents. Interested
applicants are recommended to consult these documents before
completing the on-line application form. Hard Copy applications
will not be accepted.
Applications for the 2013 Emigrant Support Program will be accepted
between 16th January and 20th February 2013.
Further information is available from:
Irish Community Unit, Embassy of Ireland, 17 Grosvenor Place,
London SW1X 7HR
Tel: 020 7235 2171 ext. 644 or 624 or Fax: 020 7201 1136
Press Release - Funding for Irish Organisations in
by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr
Eamon Gilmore, T.D., at a Reception for Recipients of
Emigrant Support Programme funding - Embassy of
Ireland, London, 6 September 2012