Integration funding for Educate Together NS
Wicklow Educate Together National School has been allocated €5,000 under the Community Integration Fund 2019.
Overall, €526,000 will be made available to 124 local community projects nationwide.
Wicklow Educate Together was the only County Wicklow project to receive funding, with €5,000 being the maximum amount awarded to any one project.
Speaking at the funding announcement, Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD said: 'Since it began in 2017, the Communities Integration Fund has supported a variety of local organisations including sporting organisations, cultural organisations, faith-based groups and volunteer organisations to break down barriers within our communities and reach out to isolated members from both Irish and migrant backgrounds, in particular our growing second and third generation of migrants.'
282 applications were received this year with 124 projects successfully granted funding. Each application had to meet a number of criteria. Education projects should be focused on the educational needs of migrants through provision of additional supports to help migrant children to maximise the benefit of their school attendance (e.g. homework clubs) and older migrants to develop their language skills and better orient themselves in Irish society.