Cllr Kieran McCarthy is encouraging all local groups operating in the area of health and social care to apply for a grant from the HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme.
Cllr McCarthy noted: “All community groups and voluntary organisations which provide health or social care services to the community are eligible to apply. For example, you might help people with a disability, older people, carers or disadvantaged groups”.
The grant is intended for one-off projects and services that improve the health of communities.
For example, you can apply for funding to:
buy equipment and small fixtures and fittings like hoists, tables, and chairs
run camps, classes, courses, personal development training, information or activity events
organise respite care or a break for carers or the people they are caring for.
You must be able to start and finish your project in the same year you apply for the grant. You can apply for between €300 and €10,000 in funding for each project.
The deadline for all applications is midday on Friday 17 February 2023.
The application form can be found at https://www2.hse.ie/…/lottery…/national-lottery-grants/ , along with instructions.