Cork County Council is now inviting applications from community groups for the Healthy Ireland Community Mental Health Fund Small Grant Scheme 2021. The €30k fund will offer grants for 15 projects in Cork County, with a maximum spend of €2,000 each.
The scheme is available to local community groups, voluntary and sporting organisations that work to promote positive mental health. Eligible activities include mental health training, creative arts programmes and initiatives to improve living well with a chronic condition.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley welcomed the scheme stating;
“The past year has been a challenging time for many and as May is Mental Health Awareness month, the timing of this fund is of particular importance. I am confident that this Healthy Ireland scheme will provide much needed financial assistance for projects that deliver vital supports in the area of Mental Health. These local initiatives build awareness of the importance of looking after our mental wellbeing and providing accessible support and advice within our communities.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey added;
“Cork County Council is aware of the challenges that people are experiencing right now. It is evident that Mental Health is one of these challenges. As part of our ongoing support of communities throughout Cork County, this scheme will be a great support to those smaller scale activities on the ground, supporting community activity and promoting positive mental health.”
Healthy Ireland is funded by the Department of Health and administered by the three Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in Cork County.
Funding is available exclusively for programme activity under the Healthy Ireland theme of Mental Health and all projects are required to be developed through partnerships and/or collaboration.
“Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013–2025” is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Ireland. The ‘Healthy Ireland Fund’ aims to support innovative, cross-sectoral, programmes and initiatives that support key national policies in areas such as mental health, physical activity, nutrition and sexual health, tobacco and alcohol and development of spaces and places for health and wellbeing.
Visit www.yourcouncil.ie for guidelines and to make an application online. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Monday 24th May 2021. The grant drawdown must be completed by 5th November 2021.
For queries, please contact Cork County Council on 021 4285926 / 021 4285486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org