The Community Mental Health Fund small grants initiative is now open for applications from community, voluntary and sporting groups/organisations in Limerick.  

The Fund is supported by Healthy Ireland and managed locally by Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

Objectives of the Small Grants Initiative

  1. Support actions to improve mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups, in particular children/young people and men;
  2. Tackle loneliness and isolation;
  3. Actions that promote collaboration and partnership with formal mental health and suicide prevention services;
  4. Implementation of actions in community settings.

Application Information

Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has a Community Mental Health Fund of €30,000 for a small grants scheme. The funding is for 6-15 local community, voluntary and sporting organisations to deliver actions or projects which are in line with the Mental Health theme of Healthy Ireland (€2,000-€5000 per action).  Priority will be given to suitable projects that include the promotion of positive mental health of children/young people or men.

Indicative actions may include: mental health training through partnerships/collaboration; living well with a chronic condition; social farming; social prescribing; creative arts programmes; play programmes; actions supporting the Mid-West Connecting for Life plan; infant and children’s mental health initiatives; family support projects; support for trauma-informed practice.

To Apply

Send a completed application form – by 3pm Monday, 20th April 2020 – for the attention of the Healthy Limerick Coordinator, Community Development Directorate, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick; [email protected], 087 9915873/ 061 557372.

Download application form

All correspondence will be by email where an email address is given. It is the responsibility of groups to ensure that their applications have been received. The small grants scheme is subject to terms and conditions set out by Healthy Ireland and Pobal.