Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2020-21

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will soon be accepting applications for the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2020-21.


Access to Rights and Access to Justice:

The theme of the grants scheme this year is empowering people (rights-holders) who face the greatest barriers to justice to access their rights.


The Commission is running a number of information sessions across Ireland to provide information to groups promoting human rights and equality.

The sessions will also provide information on the implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty and the role of civil society.

Activities eligible for grant support include:


  • Capacity building training
  • Research, legal, policy & needs analysis
  • Education and training tools
  • Conferences, seminars & roundtables
  • Digital tools to promote awareness

The Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme is open to civil society organisations, including community and voluntary organisations, trade unions, groups representing geographic communities addressing poverty and social exclusion or communities of interest protected under the 9 equality grounds including groups led by people with disabilities and ethnic minorities,.

The Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme will open on Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Full guidance and application forms will be available HERE The closing date for applications is Monday 4pm, 27 April 2020

Register for an information session
Please register for an event by emailing with the location and date of the event you would like to attend in the subject line.

When registering please feel free to let us know if you have any special requirements, for example, dietary, accessibility, ISL interpretation. This will help us in our preparations for the event.


12 March 2020,
11am- 2pm
(Registration 10.30am)
Hillgrove Hotel & SpaOld Armagh Road,Co. Monaghan, H18 RK15

Dublin, 24 March 2020

2.00pm to 5.00pm

(Registration pm) 
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
16-22 Green Street,
Dublin 7,
D07 CR20

Cork, 26 March 2020,
11.30am to 2.30pm

(Registration at 11am)
Imperial Hotel

76 South Mall

Cork, Ireland, T12 A2YT

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