Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration announced in November 2017 the award of project funding totalling €485,226 to seven projects nationwide to support the labour-market integration of female refugees and the female family members of refugees. This funding was through the Dormant Accounts Fund. The seven projects will be delivered over the course of 2018 in a number of locations across the country by organisations who were successful following an open competitive application process administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Justice and Equality.

Successful projects were selected on the strength of their ability to:

Examples of activities to be funded include:

Announcing the funding, the Minister said:

 

“Employment is a very important aspect of integration. For many people who have been granted refugee status here in Ireland, getting a job here will be a critical part of building a new life for themselves and their families. Female refugees may encounter barriers in accessing the labour market and it is important that targeted supports are available to them in overcoming these.  This funding programme complements the €3.3 million under the European Social Fund Employability of Migrants Measure, which I announced last January. It is part of a broader commitment to support integration initiatives delivered by community and voluntary organisations in line with the objectives of our National Migrant Integration Strategy adopted by the Government earlier this year."

 

For more information on OPMI's DAF funded projects and Pobal please use the links below.

DAF2017 Project List

Link to Pobal website