The Background to the Traveller Identity Grants
In 2017 a piece of research commissioned by The Community Foundation for Ireland highlighted that 40% of Travellers had been bullied at school due to their identity. A further 54% said they had experienced an obstacle when accessing employment and of this number, 42 % had experienced discrimination as an obstacle for reasons including their identity or being known locally as a Traveller and once discovered to be a Traveller lost their job. It is little wonder therefore, that the Community has found itself in the midst of an identity crisis.
With this in mind, the Community Foundation for Ireland are offering grants of up to €5,000 to not-for-profit, community-based groups to develop new and innovate projects that focus on creative responses to the Traveller identity crisis.
What is The Community Foundation Looking For?
- Priority will be given to Traveller-led organisations, but applications will also be considered from organisations with a proven track record of working consistently with Traveller groups
- Applications must be from local, community-based organisations and must demonstrate a community engagement element, involving members of the Travelling community in the planning, implementation and/or monitoring/evaluation stages of the project.
- Priority will be given to projects that focus on youth engagement and working with young Travellers
- Applications are welcome from all counties in the Republic of Ireland
Timeline for the Traveller Identity Grants 2018
Round opens for applications: 10th August 2018
Closing Date for applications: 20th September 2018
Grants will be made by: Mid November 2018
Progress Report/ Presentation: 31st May 2019
Final Outcome Reports due: 15th November 2019
How to Apply:
Before applying you must read the full criteria document HERE to ensure that your organisation is eligible to apply. Once you have ensured that you meet all of these criteria, you can make an online application by clicking on the link below: https://communityfoundationireland.secure.force.com/forms/TravellerIdentity2018.
If you have any queries in relation to the grant criteria, application process or your eligibility for the scheme, please don’t hesitate to contact Sara Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 17:00 on the 20th September 2018 and no submissions will be accepted after this time.