Healthy Offaly Community Mental Health Fund - small grants scheme

Healthy Offaly has secured €30,000 from Healthy Ireland via the Department of Health's Mental Health Unit to support a community mental health fund small grants scheme in Offaly. 

The scheme aims to support local Community, Voluntary and Sporting organisations to deliver small scale projects supporting mental health within their Communities. The total fund available under the small grants scheme will be €30,000. It is anticipated that 15 grants averaging €2,000 each will be allocated (subject to a sufficient number of quality applications being received).

Applications will be accepted from Community, Voluntary and Sporting organisations based in Offaly.

Applicants must be members of the Offaly Public Participation Network; or undertake to join the Offaly Public Participation Network if their application is successful. Indicative eligible actions for funding include: -

  • Wellbeing Activities
  • Actions supporting the implementation of ‘Connecting for Life’*
  • Mental Health training through partnerships / collaboration (e.g. first aid for your mental health)
  • Social Prescribing 
  • Educational Initiatives (e.g. Fearless)
  • Family Support projects
  • Infant and Children’s Mental Health initiatives
  • Social Farming programmes

Applications should be made electronically; and should be submitted by email to be received no later than 12 noon on Friday, 28th August.

Please read the criteria and guidelines - Healthy Offaly Community Mental Health Fund - small grants scheme criteria and guidelines.pdf (size 792.5 KB) - for the grant scheme carefully before making an application

Application forms can be requested from Healthy Offaly on 057 93 57462 or by email.

Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded here - Healthy Offaly Community Mental Health Fund - small grants scheme application form.docx (size 384.7 KB)

It is a condition of the grant scheme that any promotion / publicity related to the activity approved for funding should positively acknowledge the support received from Healthy Offaly and Healthy Ireland.