Local Traveller Pride Week funding call announced

Wednesday October 28th

The Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee announces a funding call for Local Traveller Pride Week December 7th-11th, 2020

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  • Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants
  • Events must celebrate Traveller and/or Roma culture

The Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee announces that applications can now be made for funding for events to celebrate Traveller Pride Week 2020. The Steering Committee is administering the funding in place of the Department of Justice on a once-off basis in 2020.

Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants operating at regional and local level to community-based groups in order to host events between December 7th and December 11th 2020.

In accordance with Government’s commitment to Action 1 of the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is providing funding to the Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee to support, strengthen and expand Traveller Pride Week and to increase national awareness of the event.

Applications for Funding will be granted for activities satisfying the following criteria:

  • Involve the active participation of members of the Traveller and/or Roma community at all stages of the project (planning, implementation etc);
  • Celebrate and promote Traveller and/or Roma culture;
  • Promote a positive image of Traveller and/or Roma Culture to the wider settled community;
  • Members of the settled community must be included and invited to the event;
  • The event must be accessible to an open public audience where possible.

Funding applications, guidelines and criteria details are available from travellerprideweek@gmail.com. Completed applications must be received via email to travellerprideweek@gmail.com before 5pm on Friday November 13th, applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. Applications for events outside the dates above may be considered on a case-by-case basis however no events will be funded beyond December 31st.

CLICK HERE to view official press release

CLICK HERE for the application form