The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until April 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Healthy Offaly Community Mental Health Fund - small grants scheme Round 2

The scheme aims to support local Community, Voluntary and Sporting organisations to deliver small scale projects supporting mental health within their Communities. The current fund available under the small grants scheme will be €12,500. It is anticipated that six 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 Wednesday, 28th October 2020. Please read the criteria and guidelines 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, the criteria, guidelines and application form for the scheme can be downloaded below: -

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.