Supporting asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants through reuse

KASI, Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (formerly Killarney Asylum Seekers Initiative) was set up in 2000 to support Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants in Killarney and greater Killarney area. KASI operates a drop-in/resource center providing the following support/services:

  • Information relevant to the needs of the target groups
  • Practical support like assisting in filling in forms, writing letters, translating documents, CV preparation, etc.
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals to other support and services
  • Outreach in DP Centres in Killarney and Kenmare Co. Kerry and Millstreet, Co. Cork
  • Implementing, planning and organising activities to include health, education, (English) language support, social and integration activties that promote integration and appreciation of cultural diversity, etc.

KASI’s work evolved from the above to setting up social enterprises like the Charity Shop, Community Garden, lunch service in schools and the latest one opening Going Green Café and a Zero/Waste Refill Store. The aim is to create employment to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants through training, placements and employment in the said projects. All the projects are as such interlinked and not only addresses social and economic impact, but also environmental impact.

Tel      064 662 0705 
Email  info [at]

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

ReMark Quality Mark

CRNI received funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme to carry our the next phase of the ReMark project. 

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.