The Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme is focused on supporting cultural, community and heritage projects that foster a vibrant sense of Irish community and identity.
In particular the programme supports organisations that deliver frontline advisory services and community care to Irish emigrants, particularly to the more vulnerable and marginalised members of our community abroad.
In recent years the programme has also funded capital projects that ensure the long-term future of Irish communities.
Full details on the objectives, criteria and reporting requirements associated with the programme are available at the following Overview of the Emigrant Support Programme.
Applicants are also encouraged to consult our Frequently Asked Questions.
We are interested in funding projects which seek to fulfil one or more of the following objectives:
You should apply to the Emigrant Support Programme using the online application form only. We do not accept any hard copy applications.
These documents will help you in the application process:
Organisations receiving grants under the Emigrants Support Programme (ESP) are required to submit, for each project a
And either (i) or (ii)
(i) Where the ESP grant is less than €100,000, a copy of the organisation's accounts accompanied by an independent (practising) accountant's statement.
(ii) Where the ESP grant exceeds €100,000, a copy of the organisation's most recent audited financial statements
Download these documents to see which organisations received funding under the Emigrant Support Programme and how much they got: