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Once-off mental health health grant scheme introduced

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Once-off mental health health grant scheme introduced

By 2nd February 2022No Comments

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Ms Mary Butler TD has secured a sum of €10m ‘Once-Off’ (end of the year) funding in November 2021, and she is keen to support the work of smaller, local voluntary and community mental health groups throughout Ireland.

The Department of Health has approached Mental Health Ireland to assist in the distribution and dispersal of €1m of this funding through a new Once-Off Mental Health Grant scheme. 

Key features of the scheme include:

  • The mental health grant scheme is funded by The Department of Health, and they have chosen Mental Health Ireland to facilitate the application process.
  • The grant is a once-off mental health grant scheme.
  • Grants awarded will be between €5,000 and €30,000.
  • Applicable to community and voluntary body organizations to help fund projects that align with the Sharing the Vision and Connecting for Life policies.
  • The application portal opened on January 31 and closes on February 28.
  • Early applications are encouraged.
  • All enquiries are welcome, please email
  • And for a list of criteria and information on how to apply visit

No collaborations with pharma, alcohol or gambling industries can be considered. (MHI’s memo and articles of association do not permit this).

A coproduced applications review panel will consider all valid applications,

Senior MHI personnel and a representative for Mental Health Reform and a Community Volunteer will make up the application review panel.

Note: Online enquiries are preferable in order to improve efficiency and save on administrative complexity. Please email queries to

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