Emigrant Support Programme (ESP)

The Emigrant Support Programme (ESP) is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and is a key driver of the Government’s engagement with and support of Irish communities abroad.

The programme provides financial support to frontline organisations, who deliver essential welfare and other services to Irish communities, as well as supporting cultural, heritage, education, business networking and other Irish community initiatives.

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Reconciliation Fund

The Reconciliation Fund supports organisations working to build peace and better relations within and between traditions in Northern Ireland, between North and South and between Ireland and Britain

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Shared Island Civic Society Fund

The Shared Island Civic Society Fund is an initiative to promote practical North South cooperation and engagement across a range of sectors and themes, consistent with the objectives and commitments of the Good Friday Agreement.

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Irish Aid funding

The Irish Government’s official development aid (ODA) programme works on behalf of Irish people to address poverty, hunger, and inequality in some of the world’s poorest countries and is an integral part of Ireland’s foreign policy.

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Communicating Europe Initiative

Communicating Europe Initiative aims to deepen public awareness of the role that the European Union plays in our daily lives, and improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues, at local, regional or national level.

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