Gender Equality

Following a call for proposals in September 2016, grants totalling €5.2 million to promote Gender Equality were awarded to 18 projects. The projects will be delivered over a three year period in multiple locations across Ireland by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), locally-based community groups, and others, who were successful following an open Call for Proposals for funding under the PEIL 2014 – 2020.

Details of the call for proposals and the allocated funding.

The gender equality projects will support women’s entrepreneurship and participation in the workforce through a range of training and mentoring initiatives.


Successful Projects:

Healthcare Opportunities for Women

Get Ready, Get Steady, Go

Women into Employment

Working Women

Duhallow Work Opportunities for Women Project (WOW)

Women’s Steps to Employment Programme

Moving On

New Futures for Lone Parents

Women’s Integration, Skills and Employment (WISE)

Bridge to Work


Wexford Women Working – Booklet highlighting Wexford Women’s Working Programme available here

The Carlow Catalyst Programme for Women

Increasing Female Labour Force Participation and Employment in Westmeath


Building Better Futures – Building Social Enterprise with Migrant Women Entrepreneurs


Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network