Healthy Ireland Fund

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. Pobal administer this fund on behalf of the Department of Health.

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 and support the implementation of Healthy Ireland programmes and projects in a variety of settings.

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.

The funding has been allocated to 2 Strands, both of which are closed calls for funding. There will be a new round of funding in 2018. The new round will run from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Strand 1 focuses on the delivery of local initiatives and Strand 2 funds national actions.

Round 2 of the Healthy Ireland Fund is now closed.

Healthy Ireland Fund Round 2– 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)

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)

Healthy Ireland Fund Round 2– Strand 2

Strand 2 is a closed call for funding and the Department has identified and invited statutory agencies to apply to implement discrete and specific actions that align with Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025 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


Healthy Ireland Resources

Programme Contact Details

Pobal Support

T. 01 511 7222