Monday, 21st November 2016
“I welcome the local Meath groups to benefit that are listed below,
especially those in Meath West. A number of national organisations and
mental health groups also benefited and this will benefit Meath West
residents. Without the huge work of local voluntary and community
groups in Meath and across Ireland the policy objectives of the HSE
and the Department of Health could not be met. Voluntary and community
groups make this money go so much further to the benefit of young and
old alike in our local areas” stated Minister English.
Meath West groups to benefit:
Irish Wheelchair Association Navan
to fit door holders to fire doors.
Ballivor Community First Responder Unit
to fund an AED
Irish Wheelchair Association Navan II
to develop new facilities.
Local Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, and Meath West
Fine Gael T.D. Damien English has urged Meath and Westmeath based
voluntary organisations in the health and disability sectors to apply
for the Department of Health’s National Lottery Grant Scheme. It
should be noted that this is a separate National Lottery Grant Scheme
to the one provided by the HSE locally.
Under the National Lottery Act (1986), the Department of Health
operates a National Lottery Discretionary fund under which it can
provide once-off grants to organisations for the provision of health
related services. The fund is aimed at community groups and voluntary
organisations operating in Ireland providing health services to
specific client groups (like people with an intellectual and/or
physical disability), providing information and support for various
disabilities and illnesses or groups with a specific interest (like
providing equipment for hospitals, for example).
The closing date for receipt of application forms is 12 noon on the
6th May 2016.
If you have any queries relating to National Lottery funding, please
contact the Department of Health’s Finance Unit on 01-6354281 or
Your organisation must have a valid tax clearance certificate or be a
registered charity to be eligible for a grant. Click here for more
information on getting a tax clearance certificate.
This funding is for ONCE-OFF INITIATIVES, NOT for ongoing running
costs or staff. Projects may like to apply for once-off programmes or
capital projects (including equipment or minibuses) for initiatives
addressing obesity/mental health/disability/health promotion/drug &