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Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017

1 1st August 2017 Grants
Home News Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission have issued a call for proposals under the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017.

The Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017 aims to encourage leadership and excellence with a view to creating a deeper culture of human rights and equality in Ireland.

It will support eligible activities that relate to one or both of the themes of:

Under theme A: Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

The development of a culture of respect for human rights, equality, and intercultural understanding is key to promoting positive intercultural relations in Ireland. This includes encouraging good practice in intercultural relations, promoting tolerance and acceptance of diversity and respect for the freedom and dignity of each person. This Grant Scheme aims to support activities that:

  • Promote and enhance effective, positive intercultural relations, including the promotion of inter-faith dialogue;
  • Encourage active engagement with different groups in society;
  • Raise awareness of the impact of racism and related forms of intolerance;
  • Oppose and address racism and related forms of intolerance;
  • Promote pluralism and acceptance of differences, encouraging a culture of respect for
  • freedom and dignity and understanding of human rights and equality in the State;
  • Articulate and promote an understanding of interculturalism and diversity in society based on human rights and equality.

Under theme B: Supporting Implementation of the Public Sector Duty

The Public Sector Duty relates to Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. It places a positive duty on public sector bodies to have regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, promote equality and protect human rights in their daily work. This Grant Scheme will support activities that:

  • Support rights holders to understand and vindicate their rights when accessing public services;
  • Support civil society4 capacity to engage with public bodies in relation to the implementation of the Public Sector Duty;
  • Promote effective working partnerships that empower civil society and public bodies to advance aspects of human rights and/or equality;
  • Ensure public bodies are more aware of their obligations to rights holders and more effectively held to account;
  • Support public bodies to identify and address specific or multiple human rights and/or equality issues of relevance to their work for people accessing their services and for staff;
  • Build capacity of public bodies to monitor aspects of equality and human rights compliance in service provision and in employment.

The total grant fund under the Human Rights & Equality Grant Scheme 2017 is €350,000. Under this Scheme eligible organisations can submit a maximum of one application. Proposals for either (a) small grants of up to €6,000 or (b) general grants of up to €20,000 will be accepted.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 6th Sept at 5pm

Irish based NGOs and civil society groups (including non-profit organisations, community groups and trade unions), academic institutions and public bodies as defined under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) Act 2014 are eligible to apply.

Download the Guidance Manual for Grant Applications

If you have any queries email grants@ihrec.ie or write to Human Rights & Equality Grant Scheme 2017, IHREC, 16-22 Green St., Dublin 7

Full details are available on The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission website.