By Dan Walsh
Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne has welcomed the allocation of €5,000 to Wexford Community Sponsorship Group through the 2020 Communities Integration Fund.
“The Communities Integration Fund provides communities with an opportunity to lead integration activities, which reflect and support their own diversity. Community Sponsorship Groups offer an alternative model of resettlement to the traditional state-centred model of resettlement.
Wexford Community Sponsorship Group is a local group that has come together to support arriving refugees. The local group provides supports around access to housing and to different state services”, Minister Browne explained.
The Communities Integration Fund was first established in 2017 to implement the commitment under Action 51 of the Migrant Integration Strategy to support actions by local communities throughout Ireland to promote the integration of migrants and refugees.