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Emigrant Support Programme

The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community. It aims to strengthen the international Irish community and its bond with Ireland. Through this programme the Government wants to fund projects that will have a clear and identifiable impact on supporting and building global Irish communities. The Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages and coordinates the programme in partnership with Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates abroad.

The application window for the Emigrant Support Programme will open on the 15th January 2018 and will close on Friday 16th February 2018. Please note that the deadline will be strictly applied and all information required must be fully uploaded by 16th February. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

Apply Online

You should apply to the Emigrant Support Programme using the online application form only.

We do not accept any hard copy applications.

If you wish to complete your Emigrant Support Programme application form in Irish, please  contact us by email 

We have developed a range of information documents to assist organisations applying for Emigrant Support Programme Funding. These documents outline what we look for in our consideration of applications and highlight best practice to assist organisations in being successful with their applications.