Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme

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

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.


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