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Contact: General Queries
Telephone:
CYPSC
01 511 7161    or
LCDC   01  5117139
What is Healthy Ireland?
 
Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025 is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.
 
In 2016, the Government approved the creation of a Healthy Ireland Fund with an initial allocation of €5 million approved in Budget 2017 to establish the Fund and to support the implementation of Healthy Ireland programmes and projects in a variety of settings. The funding has been allocated to 2 Strands, both are closed calls for funding
 
Healthy Ireland Fund 2017 - Strand 1
 
The Department of Health has identified the following organisations as applicants:
·         Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs);
·        Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSCs).
 
The primary aim of the fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health.
 
LCDCs and CYPSCs can apply for funding to deliver the following types of local initiatives:
·         Healthy Ireland strategic plans
·         Local priorities for health and wellbeing
·         Membership of Healthy Cities and Healthy Counties Network of Ireland (LCDCs only).
 
The total amount of funding available under Stand 1 is up to €3.8m.  The closing date for the submission of applications under Strand 1 is the 15th September 2017.  All actions must be completed by the 31st March 2018.
 
 
 
Healthy Ireland Fund 2017- Strand 2
 
Strand 2 is a closed call for funding and the Department has identified statutory agencies as applicants.
 
The Department has invited a number of statutory agencies to apply for funding under Strand 2 to implement discrete and specific actions that align with Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2015 and the National Physical Activity Plan.  Actions may be an entire activity or may be a new or discrete component of an existing planned project. 
 
The closing date for the submission of applications under Strand 2 is the 23rd August 2017.  All actions must be completed by the 31st March 2018.