Minister of State O’Brien invites applications to the International Protection Integration Fund 2023

  • €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.

 26 April 2023

The Minister of State for Integration, Joe O’Brien, today approved €500,000 in funding under the International Protection Integration Fund 2023.

Now in its second year, the International Protection Integration Fund celebrates rich cultural diversity and enables community based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of International Protection Applicants.  Successful organisations stand to receive grant funding of €5,000 – €20,000 to support integration initiatives.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State O’Brien said:

“The International Protection Integration Fund comes at an important time as communities across Ireland welcome vulnerable people seeking refuge in Ireland. I have visited many of these projects and seen first-hand the fantastic initiatives underway locally, regionally and indeed nationally, to help strengthen and enhance ethnic diversity whilst supporting new arrivals during a particularly vulnerable time in their lives as they seek to make a new life in a new country. This fund will help communities access additional support to assist them in this invaluable work as local areas strengthen and develop into vibrant multi-cultural communities.”

How to apply:

Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form at the following link:

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