Healthy Longford

Healthy Ireland Fund (Longford): Apply today!

Community groups and local organisations can now apply for the Healthy Ireland Fund (Longford) Expression of Interest 2024. Offering grants of up to €2,000, is for innovative community health and wellbeing events, initiatives and local groups in County Longford. Closes for expressions of interest (EOI) on 4pm on Friday, 26 January 2024.

After this date, all EOIs will be reviewed and eligible applicants will be invited to submit a full application form requiring more specific project details, quotations of element to be funded and other supporting documentation. 

How to submit your expression of interest

Complete our online Expressions of Interest form before 4pm on Friday, 26 January 2024

Before applying, it is recommended that you read through the Guidance Terms and Conditions, and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Longford funded projects should aim to meet the following outcomes, as part of the Healthy Ireland Strategic Action Plan 2021-2025:

  • Increase in percentage of adults and children meeting physical activity guidelines
  • Increase in individual’s level of positive mental health as per Energy and Vitality Index

It is important to consider how your project can meet these outcomes in order for Healthy Longford to be in a position to provide funding. 

    You are also required to:

    1. Have your Tax Reference Number
    2. Be registered with Longford Public Participation Network

    Closes 4pm on Friday, 26 January 2024. Incomplete EOIs cannot be assessed and will not be invited to submit a full application for funding. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Healthy Longford

    Healthy Longford focuses on creating a county where everyone can enjoy good physical and mental health. It does this through supporting community actions to improves our health and wellbeing. It is part of the national Healthy Ireland government-led strategy.

    Healthy Longford aims to: 

    • Increase the number of people who are healthy at all stages of life
    • Reduce health inequalities
    • Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing
    • Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a Healthy Ireland

    Under the Healthy Ireland strategy, the Healthy Ireland Fund (HIF) supports local authorities, including Longford County Council, to deliver activities which will improve health and wellbeing. These include many community-based initiatives. 

    Longford County Council, as a local authority, is responsible for administering and awarding this funding in County Longford. Our Healthy Longford Coordinator and Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are responsible for the planning and implementation of funded projects. It is supported by the Department of Health and Pobal. 

    Contact Healthy Longford

    Healthy Longford Coordinator: Laura McHugh
    P: 043 334 33 63 or 087 277 78 43

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