The Healthy Ireland Fund 2019-2021
The primary aim of the Healthy Ireland 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 objectives of the Fund are:
- To raise awareness of, and support for, Healthy Ireland through the funding of community-based and national health promotion activities.
- To facilitate and resource cross-sectoral and partnership networks that promote health and well-being.
- To resource the development of locally-led, cross-sectoral strategies promoting health and wellbeing.
- To add value to existing health promotion initiatives through the provision of Healthy Ireland resources.
- To support the health and wellbeing of the most disadvantaged groups and areas and those experiencing significant health inequalities through long-term planning.
Applications for funding are made to The Department of Health through Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) and Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSCs).
Longford County Council on behalf of Longford LCDC is currently creating Actions for a Programme of Work for the period from 1st July, 2019 to the 30th June, 2021.
If you have a project or idea that you feel could be developed to form part of our Application for funding, please complete the Healthy Ireland Fund 2019 Expression form and submit to Longford LCDC, Longford County Council, Aras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford before 4pm on Tuesday 16th July, 2019.
Please ensure that you have read and understand the HIF Information & Guidelines document before completing and submitting the Expression of Interest and Budget Template Document, links below:
HIF-Round-3-Information-&-Guidelines.docx (size 55.2 KB)
HI-Round-3-Expression-of-Interest.docx (size 147.7 KB)
Budget-Template.xlsx (size 14.4 KB)
These are also available by calling the Longford Healthy Ireland coordinator on 043-3343398 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 4pm Tuesday, 16th July, 2019.
Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create a society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.
The Longford Healthy County Plan has been developed by the Local Community Development Committee and the Healthy Longford Steering Group. It reflects core concerns about current health and wellbeing in our county. The plan supports the implementation of Healthy Ireland, the national health and wellbeing framework, at the local level to improve the health and wellbeing of all in County Longford.
The vision of the Plan is to create a county where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.
The Longford Healthy County Plan 2018-2022 was officially launched by Minister Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy , on Wednesday 9th January 2019 in the Aras An Chontae.
The Longford Healthy County Plan 2018-2022 can be viewed at the following link LONGFORD-HEALTHY-COUNTY-PLAN.pdf (size 16.5 MB)
The launch of Longford Healthy County Plan 2018-2022