The Minister of State for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien, today announced the 35 projects set to receive funding under the International Decade for People of African Descent Funding Call. Through this Fund, a total of €169,740 will be made available to support organisations hosting events to mark the International Decade for People of African Descent and celebrate the diverse culture and heritage of people of African descent.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister O’Brien said:
“This broad range of events will engage and help enlighten communities across the country about the Decade and its importance. It will help to animate the richness of Irish society that is often not fully appreciated but also give a platform to voices that don’t always get space and time to express themselves.”