Once-off Mental Health Grant scheme of up to €30,000 open to applicants in community and voluntary organisations

Mental Health Ireland have launched an online grants application process to assist in the allocation of €1m in grants to local community and voluntary agencies in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

The goal of the Mental Health Grants Scheme for Community and Voluntary Bodies’ is to support local community initiatives working to progress the objectives of Sharing the Vision and Connecting for Life. The aim is to provide grants which can make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals and communities, improving mental health and wellbeing.

Martin Rogan, CEO of Mental Health Ireland welcomes the opportunity to facilitate the grant application process ‘’Mental Health Ireland has a long-established record of working with communities and a broad range of partners progressing mental health initiatives at a local level. Working within clearly defined allocation criteria, we have launched the and online application portal and invite applications from eligible agencies to submit proposals which will advance the recommendations of the National mental health policy ‘Sharing the Vision’’ and or meet the objectives of ‘Connecting for life’’

Using criteria agreed with the Department of Health, community groups and voluntary agencies working in mental health at a community level can apply for grants from €5,000 to €30,000.

Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler commented “I was pleased to announce this grant which forms part of the €10 million, once off, additional allocation for mental health announced on Budget Day to further enhance the experiences of people using mental health services and supports.

“Tailored local supports can have a significant impact on people’s lives by reaching out and responding to local needs. This fund provides a real opportunity to improve mental health and well-being outcomes for all members of our communities”.

Applications will be made in a standardised application format and additional information may be sought as required. The application process opens Monday January 31st and will close on Monday February 28th.

To apply for the grant and for more information visit www.mentalhealthireland.ie/grants2022

Enquiries should be directed to Grants2022@MentalHealthIreland.ie

The deadline for applications is February 28th 2022.

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