Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2020


The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is no longer accepting applications for the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2020-21.

Our thanks to those who have made applications and we are now moving to consider all applications.

Access to Rights and Access to Justice

The theme of the grants scheme this year is empowering people (rights-holders) who face the greatest barriers to justice to access their rights.

Activities eligible for grant support included:

  • Capacity building training
  • Research, legal, policy & needs analysis
  • Education and training tools
  • Conferences, seminars & roundtables
  • Print and digital tools to promote awareness

The Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme was open to civil society organisations, including community and voluntary organisations, trade unions, groups representing geographic communities addressing poverty and social exclusion or communities of interest protected under the 9 equality grounds including groups led by people with disabilities and ethnic minorities.