South County Dublin council is delighted to announce that funding is now available to support community mental health initiatives.Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025 is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation. As part of Healthy Ireland ‘Round 3’, The Department of Health’s Mental Health Unit has designed a once-off programme within Healthy Ireland to support local level initiatives that promote and enhance mental health and well-being.
The Community Mental Health Fund (CMHF) Small Grants Scheme seeks to support innovative actions that promote collaboration and partnership with formal mental health and suicide prevention services and to co-ordinate and implement related activities in local community settings. A total of €30,000 has been allocated to the South Dublin County Council under the Small Grants Scheme. Grants of a Minimum of €2000 and a Maximum €5000 are available to Local community groups, voluntary groups and sporting organisations with a demonstrated ability to deliver mental health projects and/or well-being supports in the South Dublin Local Authority area.
Please note that closing date for applications is Tuesday August 31st at 5pm. For further information and the application form along with Terms and Guidelines see sdcc.ie/en/services/community/funding-and-support/healthy-ireland-grants.