HSE Fund to Strengthen Children’s Disability Services

Posted on 7 Nov 2023

Service providers and community groups that offer services or supports to children with disability can apply for funding under the new HSE children’s disability service grant fund. The aim of this fund is to strengthen services for children with a disability currently waiting for Children’s Disability Network Team services (CDNTs).

The HSE is calling on disability service providers and community groups who can provide additional and innovative services, such as but not limited to:

  • Recognised sensory programmes
  • Evidence-based therapies
  • Respite services - clubs, evening and weekend sessions, Saturday clubs, sports sessions
  • Additional therapy sessions for service users, such as managing challenging behaviours.

The HSE recognises the importance of additional supports for children with disabilities, especially when the supports they need may not be available currently.  Additional services will be considered for funding if they meet some of the needs of children with disabilities and their families currently waitlisted for Children’s Disability Network Services provided by the HSE and its partner organisations.  Organisations applying for funding must outline the benefit they expect to achieve.

More information and an online application form is at www.hse.ie/childrensdisabilityfund

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 13 November 2023.