You can see a full list of the beneficiaries here.
10 community groups, working with migrants and refugees, in the midlands are getting €45,000 in funding.
Mountrath Scouts, Athlone African Community Group and Tullamore Camogie Club will receive 5,000 each from the Communities Integration Fund.
Nationally 111 projects will benefit from the €500,000 fund, for celebrating cultural diversity in our society.
All projects receiving funding:
Laois Integration Network: Laois Integration Network Project €2,300
Mountrath Community Forum: Taste of the World €5,000
Mountrath Scout Group: Midlands Scouts Link-Up part 2 €5,000
Laois Partnership Company: We love where we live – Active citizenship of migrant communities in Co. Laois €4,990
Laois Africa Support Group: LASG Work Placement for young adults €5000
Immigrants training and advice services: Migrant woman integration through personal development €2,820
Offaly Tullamore Camogie: ClubGirls of all Lands (GOAL) €5,000
Midlands Polish Community: International Children's Day - Family Day €5,000
New Horizon - Athlone Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support Group Teen Adventures€4,800
Athlone African Community Group: Community Events, Food/Cuisine, Intercultural Awareness €5,000