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Employment Grants


There are currently a number of projects aimed at supporting female refugees to enter the Irish labour market which have received government grants. The programmes include skills and development, employment preparation courses, education and training. The projects are listed below and are located in different counties within Ireland. Full details of the projects can be found by visiting the Department of Justice website.

  • Cultúr Celebrating Diversity - Co. Meath
  • Irish Refugee Council - Co. Dublin
  • Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre - Co. Cork
  • Robert Emmet Community Development Project - Co. Dublin
  • Roscommon Integrated Development - Co. Roscommon
  • SEDCo Social Enterprise Development - Co. Dublin
  • Westmeath Community Development - Co. Westmeath

Irish Refugee Council The Irish Refugee council currently offers employment support through both the Women’s Employment Programme and Business and Entrepreneur Incubator Project.


Enterprise Ireland offers both the Jobs Plus and the Skills to Work incentives which encourage businesses to employ people currently on the Live Register, including refugees.

  • Jobs Plus - financial incentives for employers to employ people on the live register. This includes refugees.
  • Skills to Work aims to make it simple for both employers and jobseekers to know what Government skills initiatives may be available to them.

Useful Links

  1. SUSI Grants - Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
  2. Universities and Colleges of Sanctuary Network
  3. Solas
  4. Student Grant Scheme for Asylum Seekers (content currently unavailable) - Dept of Education
  5. ICOS

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