A DONEGAL group is among seven organisations selected to take part in a pilot Community Development Programme.
The Donegal Interculture Platform is among the seven pilot Community Development Programmes announced today by Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development .
The aim of this €1m pilot programme is to trial community led interventions that address poverty, social exclusion and inequality, and promote human rights.
The fund will advance a Programme for Government commitment.
Minister for Agriculture and Donegak TD Charlie McConalogue welcomed the announcement by his colleague that a Donegal project is included.
The Donegal Intercultural Programme will specifically focus on helping Migrants.
McConalogue said: It is important that we continually listen to the voices of our marginalised communities and I am delighted that this community organised programme in Donegal has been chosen for funding under the new pilot programme.”
The announcement took place at Longford Community Resources CLG which hosts one of the successful projects – a Roma led project to enhance integration for members of the Roma community locally and in wider society generally
Applications to take part in the programme were received from over 120 community development organisations.
The projects chosen are based in Donegal, Clare, Dublin, Kilkenny, Longford, Wexford and Meath/Louth and will provide supports to Travellers; women living in poverty, migrants and people with disabilities.
The Donegal Intercultural Platform is a voluntary organisation made up of individual members and affiliated organisations who are interested in building inclusion and equality in Donegal and in promoting Human Rights and opposing discrimination and racism.