The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides financial
support through its Emigrant Support Programme to organisations
which are engaged in the delivery of services to members
of Irish communities overseas.
The majority of funding from the Emigrant Support Programme goes to
support organisations which provide welfare information and
advisory services to Irish citizens living abroad, particularly
those who are most vulnerable and marginalised, including the
elderly. In recent years, the Programme has expanded to support
capital, community and heritage projects which foster a greater
sense of identity and belonging within Irish communities and
strengthen their links with Ireland.
The Irish Abroad Unit works very closely with our Embassies and
Consulates all over the world, particularly in those countries with
the largest Irish communities - Britain, the United States,
Australia, Canada and New Zealand - on the allocation and
monitoring of grants made under the programme to ensure the
achievement of value for money through economy, efficiency and
2013 Grant Round Is Now Closed
The Emigrant Support Programme 2013 Grant round opened for
applications on 16th January 2013.
The Closing Date for receipt of applications for the
Emigrant Support Programme was close of business (local
time) Wednesday 20th of February 2013 at the relevant
Applicants are requested to read the
Overview of the Emigrant Support Programme before
submitting their application.
A complete list of questions contained on the 2013 grant
application form is available
Emigrant Support Programme User Guide
Proceed to the on-line application.
Progress and Financial Report Template for funding
awarded in 2012.
Operation of the Emigrant Support Programme in Britain -
Operation of the Emigrant Support Programme in the USA -
Operation of the Emigrant Support Programme in Australia -
Operation of the Emigrant Support Programme in Canada -
Operation of the Emigrant Support Programme in Ireland -
Operation of the Emigrant Support Programme in the Rest of the
World - Read
Emigrant Support Programme Funding 2006 - 2012 - Read