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HSE National Lottery Funding Open to Groups and Organisations

HSE National Lottery Funding Open to Groups and Organisations

The HSE has been allocated National Lottery Funding for distribution to community-based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects. Cllr. John Paul O’Shea encouraged all relevant groups and organisations to make an application in 2019. 

According to the HSE: 

National Lottery Grants 

We are distributing National Lottery funding to community groups and voluntary organisations. We are providing this funding under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. 

Groups and organisations who provide Health and Personal Social Services can apply for funding. 

Amounts of between €500 and €10,000 are available for suitable projects. 

How to apply 

You should send your application form, declaration form and your organisation’s banking details to your local Community Healthcare organisation (CHO). 

You must submit your application to the correct CHO office. We may not be able to process your application if you send it to any other office. 

We will advertise when applications for the 2019 National Lottery Grants scheme will open. 

Organisations working in the area of Child and Family Services should contact TUSLA – 

There are some conditions for applications: 

We accept applications from organisations within the CHO area. Organisations who are outside the area but provide services in the CHO area may also submit applications. 

Suitable projects for funding: 

  • We can’t consider applications that have major on-going revenue implications. These include the employment of staff, capital funding and running costs. 

  • Applications must be for once off projects that can be completed within the year of application (excluding respite) 

  • We can’t consider applications for projects which are already covered by HSE funding. 

  • Projects that already have service level agreements or grant aid agreements with the HSE cannot be considered. 


Funding limits: 

There will be an upper limit of funding awarded to an individual organisation. We’ll decide on this limit based on the number of valid applications we receive. 
When we receive more than one application from an individual organisation, we will apply the upper limit of funding. 

We recommend that you consider this upper limit if you are submitting more than one application. 
You may have to prioritise your projects. 

Based on previous years we imagine that individual grant allocations this year will be between €500 to €10,000. An upper limit of €10,000 for applications relating to transport initiatives will apply.


Ms Hilary Scanlan, 
Community Work Manager, 
Kerry Community Healthcare Centre 
Co. Kerry 
Eircode: Y92 YA25 
066 7195634