IHREC: Inviting Irish based CSOs for Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019

Deadline: 15 April 2019

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) is currently accepting applications for its Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019 that aims to support civil society organisations to promote and advance economic and social rights and equality.

In this context, the Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2019/20 is supporting civil society organisations to promote and advance the economic and social rights to housing/accommodation, health and decent work.

Themes

The Grants scheme has three themes:

  • Theme A: Housing/accommodation: The 2019/20 Grants scheme supports approaches that:
    • Build people’s awareness and understanding of the right to housing/accommodation and how it relates to other rights;
    • Assist people to vindicate their right to housing/accommodation;
    • Facilitate dialogue on housing/accommodation from a human rights and equality perspective
    • Support equal treatment in the provision of housing and accommodation on the grounds of gender, race, disability, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age and membership of the
    • Traveller community or in receipt of housing assistance;
    • Strengthen the capacity of civil society and community groups to engage with Government departments and public bodies to meet their obligations under the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty and to hold them to account more effectively;
    • Provides a qualitative and/or quantitative evidence base to inform the development of rights based legislation, policy and practice.
  • Theme B: Health: The 2019/20 Grants scheme supports approaches that:
    • Build people’s awareness and understanding of their right to health and how it relates to other rights
    • Assist people to vindicate their right to health;
    • Facilitate dialogue on health from a human rights and equality perspective;
    • Support equal treatment in relation to health services on the grounds of gender, race, disability, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age and membership of the Traveller community and housing assistance (HAP);
    • Strengthen capacity of civil society and community groups to engage with Government departments and public bodies to meet their obligations under the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty and to hold them to account more effectively;
    • Offer research and policy analysis on health from a human rights and equality perspective that provides an evidence base to inform the development of rights based legislation, policy and practice.
  • Theme C: Decent work: The Grants scheme supports approaches that:
    • Build people’s awareness and understanding of their right to decent work and how it relates to other rights;
    • Assist people to vindicate their right to decent work;
    • Facilitate dialogue on decent work from a human rights and equality perspective;
    • Support equal treatment in relation to employment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age and membership of the Traveller community and being in receipt of housing assistance;
    • Strengthen capacity of civil society and community groups to engage with Government departments and public bodies to meet their obligations under the Public sector Equality and Human Rights Duty and to hold them to account more effectively;
    • Offer research and policy analysis on housing from a human rights and equality perspective that provides an evidence base to inform the development of rights based legislation, policy and practice.

Grant Information

  • The total grant fund under the Human Rights & Equality Grant Scheme 2019/20 is €350,000.
  • Proposals will be accepted for:
    • general grants of up to €20,000 or
    • small grants of up to €6,000

Eligible Applicants

  • The Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme is open to Irish-based civil society organisations. This includes community and voluntary organisations, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations and groups representing geographic communities or communities of interest, and trade unions.
  • Applications from rights holder and community-led groups are encouraged.
  • Applications involving a collaborative partnership between two or more organisations are welcome.
  • However, such applications must be made in the name of one lead civil society organisation acting as the applicant. The lead applicant will have full financial responsibility for the proposal and for meeting all of the terms and conditions of any grant awarded.
  • An applicant organisation must have an up-to-date tax clearance or charitable status or be a registered company. The Commission may require financial statements/audited accounts/or bank balance details from application organisations prior to awarding any grant under this Scheme.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Country: Ireland

For more information, please visit https://www.ihrec.ie/our-work/human-rights-and-equality-grants-scheme/

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