Deadline: 3 November 2016
The Department of Justice and Equality has opened a Call for Proposals for projects suitable for funding under the Integration and Employment of Migrants Activity of the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. Applications are invited from organisations with the capacity and experience to deliver migrant employability projects in accordance with the objectives of the Call.
The purpose of this activity is to promote active inclusion, equal opportunities, active participation and to improve employability through social inclusion employability programmes and the socio-economic integration of marginalized communities who are experiencing barriers to participation and employment.
The European Social Fund (ESF) was established in 1957 and is the European Union’s primary financial instrument for investing in people. The Integration and Employment of Migrants Activity is aimed at legally resident migrants who are experiencing barriers to participation and employment because of language difficulties, lack of training or social exclusion. The Activity proposes to increase the levels of employability of the participants. The specific categories of persons targeted by this Activity are as follows:
- EEA Nationals who are resident in Ireland
- Third-Country Nationals (TCN) with permission to enter employment in Ireland
- To help prevent/combat unemployment;
- To make Europe’s workforce and companies better equipped to face new challenges
- To prevent people losing touch with the labour market through investment in education, skills and employment support
- OPMI wishes to allocate approximately €3.3m in this Call.
- €250,000 is the minimum grant amount that can be applied for.
- The OPMI reserves the right to make a grant offer that differs from the grant requested
- Subject to the availability of funds, ESF funding will be in the form of a grant to be issued in various installments over the duration of the project
- Projects under this call should be for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years and end no later than 30 June 20212.
- Applications are invited from organisations with the capacity and experience to deliver migrant employability projects in accordance with the objectives of this Call.
- Public, Private and Voluntary Bodies are eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be legally constituted at the point of signing a Grant Agreement and must be able to enter into a legally binding Grant Agreement.
- If more than one organisation is applying for the funds, one organisation must be selected to be the Lead Applicant.
- If successful, it is this Lead Applicant who will sign the Grant Agreement and will carry the liability for ensuring its terms are met by them and all delivery partners.
- It is acceptable for an organisation to make more than one application under this Call. However, in these circumstances, the projects proposed must be clearly separate and distinct
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit Integration & Employment of Migrants.