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MoS Cannon, T.D. announces over £5.5 million in Emigrant Support Programme Funding to the Irish C

Minister of State Ciarán Cannon, T.D. announces over £5.5 million in Emigrant Support Programme Funding
to the Irish Community in Britain

 

  • ·         Over £5.5 million in grants provided to 105 organisations in Britain
  • ·         Grants focussed on providing frontline support for those most in need and promoting a vibrant Irish community in Britain

 

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciáran Cannon T.D., has announced details of over £5.5 million in funding for the Irish community in Britain. During a visit to London today to meet Irish community organisations the Minister thanked organisations for the valuable work they do in supporting the most vulnerable among our diaspora, as well as the broader Irish community.

In 2019, grants have been made to 105 organisations in Britain in support of a range of projects through the Government’s Emigrant Support Programme (ESP) which is operated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Minister said:

I am delighted to be here in London to announce the Government’s contribution to the Emigrant Support Programme to over 100 organisations in Britain.  Ireland is truly fortunate to have such a committed and dedicated group of organisations who continue to work tirelessly for the Irish community in Britain in terms of the provision of frontline support to those most in need, as well as playing a very important role in advocating for the needs of the wider Irish community.  It is my hope that this funding will assist in the provision of a vibrant and active Irish community in Britain whose contribution the Government values very highly and who have an important role to play in the context of Ireland’s evolving relationship with the UK.”

 

ENDS
Press Office
22 October 2019

 

 

Notes to Editors

Since 1984, the Irish Government has given financial support to voluntary agencies providing advice and welfare services to Irish emigrants overseas. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade working through Ireland’s embassy network coordinates the provision of support to communities abroad and administers the programme.

The main focus for funding under the Emigrant Support Programme remains the frontline welfare service providers that support elderly Irish emigrants, and other vulnerable members of our communities worldwide. In more recent years the programme has also recognised the importance of strong and active Irish communities more generally, funding projects which foster a sense of community, promote vibrant networks and a sense of Irishness among the Irish abroad. The Emigrant Support Programme funding year runs from 1 July – 30 June. Further details can be found on www.dfa.ie

Almost £30 million has been provided to organisations in Britain through the ESP over the past six years.

 

Please see a list of organisations awarded funding in the 2019-2020 Grant Round:

 

2019 ESP FUNDING AWARDED TO ORGANISATIONS IN BRITAIN

 

Organisation Name

2019 IAU Recommended Funding £

 

Acton Homeless Concern Emmaus House and The Damien Centre

30,000

 

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent

10,000

 

Aisling Project, the

107,000

 

Ashford Place 

163,200

 

Bell Farm Christian Centre

7,000

 

Benefit Advice Shop

2,000

 

Birmingham Irish Association

208,800

 

Birmingham Tradfest Ltd

5,000

 

Bolton Irish Community association Social Club Limited

8,000

 

Brent Adolescent Centre (Brent Centre for Young People)

19,500

 

Brent Irish Advisory Service

119,100

 

Brian Boru IDL Club

15,250

 

Causeway Irish Housing Association

4,500

 

Causeway, Ireland Scotland Business Exchange

25,000

 

Celtic and Irish Cultural Society

12,500

 

Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mor

3,000

 

Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú

43,150

 

Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain

4,000

 

Corby Irish Centre

1,500

 

Corby Young at Hearts

9,000

 

Council of Irish County Associations - London ( CICA)

11,000

 

Coventry Irish Society

60,500

 

Derby SPD Celebration Committee

2,600

 

Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland

5,000

 

Emerald Centre, The

52,000

 

Emerald Circle Group

4,000

 

Emerald Senior Citizens Group

4,000

 

Feith an Cheoil School of Music

7,000

 

Friends, Families and Travellers

35,000

 

Gloucester & District Irish Society Ltd

35,000

 

Golden Shamrock Club

8,500

 

Greenwich Irish Pensioners Association

4,000

 

Halifax & District Irish Society

5,000

 

Haringey Irish Centre

171,500

 

Haslingden Davitt Irish Democratic League Club

4,000

 

Hibernian Society, The

13,350

 

Huddersfield Irish Centre

4,000

 

Huddersfield SPD Association

4,500

 

IIBN - Irish International Business Network

31,000

 

Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy (ICAP)

151,400

 

Innisfree Housing Association

4,000

 

Irish Chaplaincy

247,000

 

Irish Club Warrington

4,900

 

Irish Community Care

287,800

 

Irish Community Care Manchester

166,000

 

Irish Community Services in Greenwich,Bexley & Lewisham 

203,500

 

Irish Cultural Centre

176,000

 

Irish Democratic League of Great Britain

3,700

 

Irish Elderly Advice Network

106,000

 

Irish Film London

32,000

 

Irish Heritage

7,500

 

Irish in Britain

400,000

 

Irish Literary Society

4,300

 

Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL)

21,000

 

Irish Pensioners Choir

3,800

 

Irish Pensioners Forum of East London

5,000

 

Irish Studies Workshop

3,000

 

Irish Tuesday Club

7,500

 

Jersey Irish Society

7,050

 

Kilburn Irish Pensioners

2,700

 

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE)

48,600

 

Leeds Irish Arts Foundation

38,000

 

Leeds Irish Health and Homes

161,000

 

Leeds St Patrick's Day Parade

9,000

 

Leicester & Leicestershire Irish Forum

25,000

 

Leicestershire GATE (Gypsy and Traveller Equalities)

20,000

 

Lewisham Irish Community Centre

76,386

 

Liverpool Irish Centre

48,300

 

Liverpool Irish Festival

11,500

 

London Gypsies and Travellers

79,000

 

London Irish Centre

955,000

 

London Irish Graduate Network

450

 

Luton Irish Forum 

134,500

 

Lynx Theatre and Poetry

7,000

 

Manchester Irish Education Group

1,200

 

Manchester Irish Language Group

660

 

Mansfield & Dukeries Irish Association

6,800

 

Maya Centre

22,500

 

Milton Keynes Irish Centre Ltd

11,250

 

Monica's Place Limited

50,000

 

New Horizon Youth Centre

30,360

 

NOAH Enterprise

53,000

 

North Wales Irish Society

3,500

 

Northampton Irish Support Group

43,000

 

Nottingham St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

5,500

 

Passage 2000

35,000

 

Portsmouth Irish Society

2,000

 

Safe Start Foundation

70,000

 

Sandwell Irish Society

34,500

 

SanKTus

25,000

 

Sheffield Irish Association

1,800

 

SIFA Fireside

14,500

 

Solace Women's Aid

35,000

 

South London Irish Association

6,000

 

Southwark Irish Pensioners Project

113,200

 

St Patrick's Festival Birmingham

12,000

 

St Thomas More Thursday Lunch Club

700

 

Teesside Irish Society

2,500

 

Traveller Movement, The

120,000

 

Tyneside Irish Centre

16,000

 

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society

30,500

 

West Hampstead Women's Centre

7,000

 

West Midlands Irish Business Group

4,000

 

Women's Irish Network

7,000

 

York Irish Association

4,000

 

 

 

 

TOTAL AWARDED TO ORGANISATIONS IN BRITAIN

£5,485,806

 
     

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

 

 

Lead Organisations

Project

Funding Awarded £

Birmingham Irish Association, Coventry Irish Society

and Sandwell Irish Society

West Midlands Irish Support Partnership Collaborative Project

9,400

Liverpool Irish Centre and Irish Community Care

Slainte Le Chéile Health Together Collaboration

23,200

Leeds Irish Health and Homes, Irish Community Care, Irish Community Care Manchester and Leeds GATE

Irish Northern Partnership

40,000

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS TOTAL

 

£72,600

 

 

 

TOTAL ESP FUNDING AWARDED TO DATE FOR BRITAIN IN 2019

 

£5,558,406

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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