By showcasing Ireland's rich cultural heritage, we can reap long-term and positive benefits for Ireland's reputation locally. We can also work to connect people with their Irish heritage.
The Embassy can provide funding for projects and events that take place in our countries of accreditation (Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina). We cannot support "for profit projects".
Applications for funding of projects should be submitted to the Embassy in writing. The application letter should state details of the organiser, a detailed description of the planned event, including how it intends to promote Ireland, information about funding requirements, estimated audience numbers and any other relevant information. The application can also be made on this '' Application for Funding form ''.
Project proposals are assessed individually with the principal criteria being the extent to which the project promotes Ireland and the perceived capacity of the organisers to carry out the projects successfully. The Embassy's budget for promotional activity is limited and not all applicants will be successful. Applications for funding should be made well in advance of the project, and not later than six weeks before the start of the project.
Organisers whose projects are awarded funding will be contacted directly with details of the funding and instructions on how to draw it down. Funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis. In exceptional circumstances the Embassy may at its discretion advance part of the funds awarded before expenditure or the event has taken place.
The Embassy will require that organisers of projects provide a written undertaking to:
The Embassy reserves the right to decline to reimburse costs if any term of this undertaking is breached.
Every application for funding will be assessed on its merits. The below list of allowable expenditure is for guidance and is not exhaustive. The Embassy will not reimburse expenses that it regards as excessive. It will also not reimburse expenditure which cannot be properly accounted for. In general, transactions between the project organiser and its suppliers should be "at arm's length".
We are committed to strengthening our relationship with the Irish people and people of Irish descent worldwide and to promoting what is best about our country.
In working together, we will ensure the continued respect and admiration in which Irish people and our culture are held worldwide.