Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme
The Community Mental Health Fund, Supported by the Department of Health
Healthy Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland. Round 3 of the ‘Healthy Ireland Fund’ (HIF) was granted to the Kerry Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and €30,000 of this funding was ringfenced to deliver a Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme so that local level initiatives that promote and enhance mental health and wellbeing are highlighted and supported.
Local community, voluntary and sporting organisations are asked to come up with ideas for initiatives that can improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the community and to tackle loneliness and isolation. Projects will be very much driven by communities and can be centred around topics that promote mental health and wellbeing such as the health and wellbeing messages promoted as part of the national ‘Keep Well’ campaign: keeping active, keeping in contact, managing your mood, switching off and being creative, and eating well.
A minimum of six applicants will receive up to €5,000 to deliver health and wellbeing projects that align with the theme of Mental Health from April to October 2021.