Midlands Local Authorities To Receive €75,000 In Funding

Nationally over €2.3m is being divided between the 31 local authorities.

Local authorities in the midlands are set to receive funding worth €75,000 under the Healthy Ireland Fund.

The money will support locally-led initiatives to enhance wellbeing among the population. 

It's targeted at all age groups, those living in disadvantaged communities and people with disabilities.  

Nationally over €2.3m is being divided between the 31 local authorities.

Examples of approved proposals include:

  • the recruitment of a cycling tutor to encourage improved sport participation among people with a disability
  • supported swimming lessons for children with additional needs
  • creative and artistic programmes designed to boost resilience and improve mental health 

Minister for Public Health, Hildegarde Naughton said:

“Healthy Ireland has a long-standing partnership with our Local Authority partners, where we work collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Ireland. I am delighted to announce the allocation of over €2.3m in 2023 under the HIF Round 4 for projects that will have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of the communities across the 31 Local Authority areas. Each project is linked to an outcome in the Healthy Ireland Framework and it is particularly heartening to see such a variety of projects, illustrating that the design has been tailored locally to meet the needs of the local areas”. 

On behalf of the local government sector, Chair of the CCMA Rural Development, Community, Culture and Heritage (RCCH) Committee and Chief Executive, Laois County Council, John Mulholland said: 

“Locally-led initiatives are key to enhancing wellbeing among the population.  This funding continues a long-standing partnership with Healthy Ireland and builds on the work Local Authorities are doing to support the physical, mental and social wellbeing of everyone in their communities.”

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