Applications for the 2020 Emigrant Support Programme are now open!
Emigrant Support Programme
The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Government's support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community. It aims to strengthen the international Irish community and its bond with Ireland. Through this programme the Government wants to fund projects that will have a clear and identifiable impact on supporting and building global Irish communities. The Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages and coordinates the programme in partnership with Ireland's Embassies and Consulates abroad.
Since its inception in 2004, the Emigrant Support Programme has assisted over 530 organisations in 36 countries with grants totalling over €182 million. Grants have ranged from small amounts for grass-roots groups, to major allocations awarded to voluntary and community organisations operating on a large scale.
The closing time and date for applications is 5.30pm on Wednesday, 19th February 2020. The closing date and time will be strictly applied and under no circumstances can applications be accepted after 5.30pm on 19th February 2020. Any attempt to influence the outcome of the decision-making process in relation to grant applications will result in disqualification.
The application for the ESP as well as information about the application process can be found here.
28 February 2019
The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Affairs, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., has announced the opening of the nominations process for the 2019 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
07 September 2018
Thank you ever so much to the wonderfully talented Lisa Hannigan for bringing her magic to the New York Consulate's event in support of I.NY and the Richard Harris International Film Festival last night. A fantastic evening for all!
12 February 2018
From 7-10 February, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, spent a number of very productive days visiting Ireland’s Mission to the UN and the Irish community in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut
19 March 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in New York from 16-17 March where he was welcomed by the City’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio and Governor, Andrew Cuomo and led the world’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day parade down the renowned Fifth Avenue.