X-Hale Youth Smoking Prevention and Education Grants 2016

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) are delighted to announce that applications for funding are now open for the X-HALE 2016 Short Film Competition and the X-HALE 2016 Community Action Project.

X-HALE is an Irish Cancer Society initiative that aims to prevent young people from smoking through educating and empowering young people, youth leaders and educators. Currently in Ireland about 12% of young people smoke but rates are as high as 25% in some communities.

Currently in Ireland about 12% of young people smoke

The ICS wants youth organisations and young people across Ireland to join it in working towards establishing Ireland’s first tobacco-free generation by sharing the facts about smoking and taking action in their communities. Since 2011, the ICS has supported over 150 youth organisations to take part in X-HALE. In 2015, it provided funding and training to 43 groups and their smoking prevention films and projects received over 92,000 views on YouTube.

2016 opportunities are now open for applications and the ICS wants youth organisations groups, projects, clubs, centres and service across Ireland to get involved. If your youth organisation works with young people aged 10-24 and you are interested in receiving funding, resources and training to explore issues around young people and smoking the ICS want to hear from you.

  • Please visit www.cancer.ie/xhale  to learn more about X-HALE
  • For more information about the X-HALE 2016 Short Film Competition and to submit your application please click here
  • For more information about the X-HALE 2016 Community Action Project and to submit your application please click here

The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 December 2015.