In 2017 a piece of research commissioned by The Community Foundation for Ireland highlighted that 40% of Travellers had been bullied at school due to their identity. A further 54% said they had experienced an obstacle when accessing employment and of this number, 42 % had experienced discrimination as an obstacle for reasons including their identity or being known locally as a Traveller and once discovered to be a Traveller lost their job. It is little wonder therefore, that the Community has found itself in the midst of an identity crisis.
With this in mind, we are offering grants of up to €5,000 to not-for-profit, community-based groups to develop new and innovate projects that focus on creative responses to the Traveller identity crisis.
What We Are Looking For:
- Priority will be given to Traveller-led organisations, but applications will also be considered from organisations with a proven track record of working consistently with Traveller groups
- Applications must be from local, community-based organisations and must demonstrate a community engagement element, involving members of the Travelling community in the planning, implementation and/or monitoring/evaluation stages of the project.
- Priority will be given to projects that focus on youth engagement and working with young Travellers
- Applications are welcome from all counties in the Republic of Ireland
- Round opens for applications: 10th August 2018
- Closing Date for applications: 20th September 2018
- Grants will be made by: Mid November 2018
- Progress Report/ Presentation: 31st May 2019
- Final Outcome Reports due: 15th November 2019