Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Sanctuary Runners awarded €48k5 grant for their integration project

Monday, November 07, 2022

Sanctuary Runners awarded €48k5 grant for their integration project

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has announced a total of 67 projects across the country that will benefit from a total of €1.6m in funding under the International Protection Integration Fund 2022.

The Sanctuary Runners have been awarded €48,500 for their national integration project ‘Sanctuary Runners on the Move’.

Graham Clifford, CEO and founder of the Sanctuary Runners, said that the funding will help their 30 groups across Ireland with “vital logistical support”, from bus hire to storage costs, adding that it will be an “essential support over the next year”.

Since the Sanctuary Runners had our first run, at the Mardyke in Cork in February 2018, we've worked with over 2,000 people who are, or were, living in Direct Provision or Emergency Accommodation,” he said.

In running with the wider Irish public we see barriers broken down, misconceptions challenged, smiles start to appear, every step brings hope and every get-to-together highlights the enormous strength and value to all of Community Integration,” he added.


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