St Stephen's Green Trust: Connecting Communities Grant Programme
SSGT Connecting Communities Grant Programme open for applications
Applications for grants are now being invited from groups working with asylum seekers in two areas: activities for children living in direct provision centres (Strand 1) and strengthening the voice and participation of asylum seekers in decision making and structures which affect them (Strand 2).
Strand 1 (Activities for Children) will fund grassroots groups for the costs of activities for children living in direct provision centres to participate in sporting, recreational and cultural activities with their peers in their local community.
Strand 2 (Stand Up Speak Out) will take a broader approach to supporting positive change for people living in direct provision. The focus will be on community organising, supporting participation of asylum seekers in their community and inclusion of their voices in issues which affect them. This strand is about advocacy, activism and collaboration rather than service delivery. SSGT also welcomes projects which support the voice of asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25th September 2020.