Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme

The Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019 is now open.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is now accepting applications for the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019.

Application form and information booklet are available below. 

The deadline for applications is 17.00 on Monday 15 April 2019.

The Commission is running a number of regional information sessions across Ireland to provide information to those organisations who are interested in applying.

Download application form and manual

Attend an information session


13 March 2019

The Strand Hotel,
Ennis Road, 
Limerick City,
V94 03F2.


14 March 2019

The Connacht Hotel,
Old Dublin Rd,
H91 K5DD.


20 March 2019

Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Kilkenny Road,
Co. Carlow
R93 N207.


21 March 2019

The Irish Human Rights
and Equality Commission
16-22 Green Street,
Dublin 7,
D07 CR20.


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.


About the 2019 Grant Scheme

The Scheme will support activities in Ireland that advance economic and social rights and equality in relation to:

  • Housing/accommodation
  • Health
  • Decent work

Eligible approaches include

  • Building people’s awareness and understanding
  • Assisting people to vindicate their rights
  • Supporting equal treatment on equality grounds
  • Strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage with public bodies on the public sector equality and human rights duty
  • Providing evidence base to develop rights based legislation, policy and practice

Eligible activities for grant support can include

  • Research and legal & policy analysis
  • Education and training activities and resources
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops
  • Digital tools and campaigns

The Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme is open to civil society organisations, including community and voluntary organisations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, groups representing geographic communities or communities of interest, and trade unions.