Wicklow Civil Society Groups Invited to Apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019

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€350,000 National Programme Will Support Projects to Advance Economic and Social Rights Across Housing, Health and Decent Work

Organisations across Wicklow, who work on issues of human rights and equality are being invited to apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) will award small grants of up to €6,000 and general grants of up to €20,000 to support activities in Ireland that advance economic and social rights and equality in relation to the prioritised areas of:

  1. Housing/Accommodation
  2. Health
  3. Decent work

One Wicklow organisation, the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, is among those previously awarded funding for work focused on human rights and equality. Since 2016, under its grant scheme, the Commission has supported over 80 human rights and equality projects across Ireland.

The strict deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 15th April at 5pm and full details of the grant scheme are available on the Commission’s website.

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission stated today: 

“Now in its fourth year, the Human Rights and Equality grants scheme has seen great projects come to fruition, including one from Wicklow. With a shift in focus this year towards housing, health and decent work, we encourage organisations who have a focus on these priorities to consider applying to the grant scheme.”

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