The Trust recognises the severe disadvantages and poverty of opportunity experienced by families in Direct Provision Centres (DPC) in the Republic of Ireland. We invite applications from organisations local to the DPCs that support asylum seeker children to participate in community and sporting activities that will improve their quality of life, assist integration and build bridges with the community in which they are living.
The Grant Programme aims to give an opportunity to parents/carers of children in accommodation centres to decide what activities will benefit their children and to apply for funding for them. It is envisaged these activities will avail of sporting, community and arts facilities in the areas in which they live.
The DPC Actvities for Children Grant Programme is funded by the four Provinces of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland, the Discalced Carmelites and the Daughters of the Cross of Liege.
A short impact report was compiled in April 2016 which describes the programme and the range and size of grants. It is available on our Publications page.
The Trust operates a two step process, the details of which are outlined here. Please ensure your organisation is eligible to apply and you are familiar with the application process and deadline dates.