31 Jan Dillon highlights mental health grants worth up to €30,000
– Application portal now open for Mental Health Grants for Community & Voluntary Agencies 2022;
– €1million fund to be distributed in partnership with Mental Health Ireland;
– Grants awarded will be between €5,000 and €30,000.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Alan Dillon, has highlighted that the application portal is now open for the Mental Health Grants for Community & Voluntary Agencies 2022. This is a fund worth €1million to be distributed in partnership with Mental Health Ireland. The purpose of the fund, which goes live today (Mon, 31st January), is to support the work of a number of smaller local groups who deliver vital mental health services across the country. The grants awarded will be between €5,000 and €30,000.
Deputy Dillon said: “The opening of this funding to applications today is part of the €10 million, once off, additional allocation for mental health announced as part of Budget 2022. This is in line with the Government’s commitment to further enhance the experiences of people using mental health services and supports. The €1 million fund allocated for the Mental Health Grants for Community & Voluntary Agencies 2022 is critical to ensure the benefits of this funding is felt locally. It will provide once-off grants ranging from €5,000 to €30,000. The funding is designed to encourage and support local voluntary groups to respond to the particular mental health needs of their local areas.””
Deputy Dillon added: “There are a range of projects which are eligible for this funding, but they must align to the 4 domains of Sharing the Vision or 7 goals of Connecting for Life. More details on the domains and goals along with project eligibility and the application process can be found on the website of Mental Health Ireland. With a funding pot of €1million and once-off grants ranging from €5,000 to €30,000, I would strongly encourage local organisations around Mayo to consider making an application as soon as possible.” For more information, please see: https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/grants2022