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Local refugee support services to benefit from new government fund

Jul 21, 2023 13:54 By Shannonside News
Local refugee support services to benefit from new government fund
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The fund is aimed at organisations that assist in the integration of International Protection Applicants.

Local community organisations, non profits and charities involved in International Protection supports are to share part a 1.2 million euro government grant.

Two local organisations and two national groups with operations in Longford will benefit from €72,000.

The fund is aimed at organisations that assist in the integration of International Protection Applicants.

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The grants will aid the groups in the provision of projects designed to provide additional services and capacity to those in the International Protection system.

New Horizons Athlone Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support Group have been granted the maximum amount of €20,000 for a new Integration Support Worker.

Lus na Greine in Granard are to receive €12,000 for their North Longford Intercultural Fusion Initiative, designed to promote intercultural awareness.

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Two national projects, with outlets in Longford, are to be supported by the new fund from the Department of Integration.

These are the Africa Solidarity Centre and the Amber Women's Refuge who will each receive €20,000 euro for various projects.

it's the second year of the fund with 2.8 million euro spent nationally to date.

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