Grant opportunity for groups who arrange talks or activities which could be described as helping to improve health and well-being.

The Public Health Agency has announced a programme of investment that will provide support to communities in responding to the impact the COVID19 pandemic. They are encouraging groups to apply for the short-term funding programme which can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities living through COVID-19.

Projects which benefited from this programme in previous years have included workshops focusing on drugs and alcohol, autism and females, postnatal depression, stress management and programmes on personal development, first aid, Relax Kids, Hope ambassador training and parenting programmes. Activities such as gardening, yoga, mindfulness, arts & crafts, cooking, to mention a few.

This year the programme will allow groups to apply for a wider range of programmes to achieve better health and wellbeing as a result of the impact of COVID-19. It will be available in our area via the Clear Project.

Two types of awards are available under this scheme:

  • Award one programme of up to £1,000 that non-constituted and constituted non-profit taking community/ voluntary sector groups can apply for, and
  • Award two programme of between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 for constituted, non-profit taking Community/ Voluntary sector groups.

Further details at https://www.dhcni.com/grants.html