I hope to encourage all volunteer and community groups, in my constituency of Laois and Offaly, to apply for the HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme. The HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme was devised to support community groups and voluntary organisations who provide health and social care projects in our communties.
So many local groups have become integral in our community; helping people with disabilities, older people, carers or disadvantaged groups. This grant can help support them and the work they do. Community groups and voluntary organisations such as ODVSS and the Midlands LGBT + project; can apply now for between €300 and €10,000 to help fund their projects.
Examples of projects and services which may receive one off funding include those that improve the health and wellbeing of communities such as Laois Wheelchair Association. You can apply for funding to:
Buy equipment and small fixtures and fittings like hoists, tables, and chairs
Run camps, classes, courses, personal development training, information or activity events
I am aware that the closing date of Friday 17 February 2023, midday is short notice but you may already have a project in mind. Quotations are however required as part of the application.
There are more details on what can and cannot be funded, the application form, and the contact details for submission of your application can be found here
Applications are open until Friday 17 February 2023, midday.