One Week Left to Apply for Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund

The Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund closes for applications 15 September 2015 - read on for full details of how to apply...

Background

Medtronic announced that the company would be making a €1 million commitment over three years to health charity funding in Irish communities, in partnership with local funding partners, The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Ireland Funds.

The Medtronic Healthy Communities Fundwill seek to work with national charities or not-for-profit organisations with innovative proposals that address one of three core objectives; better access to health care; health promotion and assuring health equality in communities around Ireland.

A key focus for year one is to support projects with a national reach that have the potential to be replicated in communities across the country.

About the Fund

The first phase of funding makes €180,000 available to charities or not-for-profit organisations based in Ireland. Organisations can apply for a minimum grant of €20,000 and a maximum grant of €50,000.

The judges will look for organisations to demonstrate how their idea can be replicated by others in communities across the country in Years 2 and 3 of the programme. The application process will be coordinated by the Community Foundation for Ireland.

Applications for funding will be accepted online up until the 15 September 2015 through the Community Foundation for Ireland. Details on the Fund are available at www.foundation.ie and queries can be directed by email via Medtronic@foundation.ie

Once applications have been received a judging panel will come together to review the applications and assess them based on the criteria and objectives identified by Medtronic. Funding will be announced in November.