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HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme 2024 Open for Applications

HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme 2024 Open for Applications

The HSE offer National Lottery grants to health and social care projects. Community groups and voluntary organisations can apply.

You must provide health or social care services to the community. For example, you might help people with a disability, older people, carers or disadvantaged groups. Public bodies, including the HSE, cannot apply for this funding.

Important dates

Wednesday 17 January 2024 – applications for 2024 funding opens.

Friday 16 February 2024, midday – the deadline for applications.

Friday 31 May 2024 – HSE will contact all applicants to let them know the outcome of their applications.

Projects HSE can fund

The HSE fund one-off projects and services that improve the health and social care needs 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

You must be able to start and finish your project in the same year you apply for the grant.

Respite care

Your group or organisation may apply for funding for short-term or once-off respite care.

For example, if your organisation supports carers you might apply for funding for respite care or a break for carers or the people they are caring for.

You must use your respite care funding by 30 June the following year.

Projects HSE cannot fund

We cannot fund your project if:

  • it has major ongoing spending like staff, running costs or capital funding
  • you already get funding from us or another state body for the same project
  • you have a service agreement or grant aid agreement with us that includes the same service

How much you can apply for

You can apply for between €300 and €10,000 in funding. You can apply for funding for more than 1 project.

But there is a limit on how much funding you can get from your local HSE Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO).

The maximum that a CHO can give to an organisation or group is €10,000.

How to apply

You will need to gather financial information such as:

  • project costs and quotations
  • funding from the HSE, a state agency or public body in the last 3 years
  • previous year accounts certified by your chairperson

At this stage you do not need to:

  • complete a HSE vendor form
  • agree to terms and conditions

Completing the form

Download and complete the National Lottery application form 2024 (DOCX, 76 KB, 9 pages)

How to submit your application

You can email your application or send us a printed copy. If you send it by email we will need a printed copy too.

Post or hand deliver your application to:

Eleanor Moore,

Principal Community Worker,

Block 49, Cork South Community Work Department,

St Finbarrs Hospital,

Douglas Road,



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