Minister Joe O’Brien announces funding for 24 projects under the Ireland Against Racism Fund 2023

21st September, 2023

Foróige, a leading youth organisation, has been successful in their application and will avail of funding to roll out a project across areas including Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush and Lusk.

The project will engage young people from ethnic and minority backgrounds in youth participation structures and it will ensure that their voices are heard.

Minister O’Brien also met some Foróige participants and staff in Skerries this week to hear more about their planned project.

Additionally, Bohemian Football Club have been chosen as a successful applicant and the awarded funding will be used to continue the rollout of their existing integration programme.

This funding will allow the programme to expand as collaborations will be developed with five North Dublin football clubs. 15 children aged 4-6, per club, will benefit from the programme.

Speaking at Dalymount Park, home to Bohemian F.C., Minister O’Brien said:

“I am delighted to announce the results of the first funding call under the Ireland Against Racism Fund. This fund is a key element of the National Action Plan against Racism, and the grant awards announced today will assist 24 projects, both local and national, in undertaking important work that will support the objectives of the action plan. I was hugely impressed with the calibre of applications to the fund, and I look forward to seeing the various projects and initiatives bear fruit over the next 12 months and beyond.”

See below the full list of successful applicants:



Organisation Name: Project Name: Amount Awarded: Geographical Scope:
South Presentation Centre CLG Ubuntu (South African word for ‘I am because we are’) Project €99,000.00 Cork & Kerry
Bohemian Football Club CLG Football Unites Us All €99,520.00 Dublin
Foróige The Lead Project €73,000.00 Dublin
Sport Against Racism (Ireland) CLG Sport for Inclusion €100,000.00 Dublin
AkiDwA Employment, Empowered (The Em ‘n’ Em Project) €94,000.00 Nationwide
Doras Luimni CLG Victims of Racism Support Service €93,249.00 Nationwide
Dublin City University Educational Trust DCU Anti-Bullying Centre: Understanding and preventing online racism in Ireland – a mixed methods study €100,000.00 Nationwide
Gorm Media DAC The Wideshot Programme €80,025.00 Nationwide
Immigrant Council of Ireland Show Racism the Red Card €97,886.52 Nationwide
Irish Congress of Trade Unions Stronger Together: Organising for active inclusive and anti-racist workplaces and Trade Unions €99,834.00 Nationwide
Migrant Information Centre Ltd Promoting equality for migrants in the employment permit system €68,221.00 Nationwide
National Youth Council of Ireland Empowering Young People and Challenging Racism through Targeted and Mainstream Inclusion in Youth Work €88,563.00 Nationwide
The Irish Traveller Movement The Yellow Flag Programme €98,062.75 Nationwide