A total amount of €515,000 was made available in 2017 to local community based groups to promote integration in their area e.g. local sporting clubs, faith-based groups, theatrical and cultural organisations.
Grants/funding was provided up to a maximum of €5,000 depending on the size and nature of the project.
Examples of activities supported through CIF2017 included:-
activities aimed at introducing newly arrived migrants to the community
measures to encourage migrant participation in local civil and cultural activities (and complement existing programmes and activities)
measures to encourage involvement in local sports clubs, theatre groups, youth clubs, after school clubs, scouts, dancing troupes, choirs, drama/theatre groups, parent& child groups, etc.
measures to link migrants with opportunities in the community (including employment)