Deadline Approaching for Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund

Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, announced on 16th June a national health initiative to be supported by its €1 million commitment to Irish communities, in partnership with local funding partners, The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Ireland Funds.

The Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund Objectives are:

  1. ACCESS   –   To ensure equitable access to healthcare services for those with non-communicable diseases in alignment with Healthy Ireland.
  2. HEALTH PROMOTION   –   To intervene around the conditions that serve as metabolic indicators of chronic diseases
  3. HEALTH EQUALITY   –   To address the social determinants of Health.

€180,000 available in health charity funding in year one

The Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund supported by the Community Foundation was launched on the 15th July. The funding, which will be awarded over a three-year period, will be made available to national non-profit organisations with  innovative ideas on how to remove barriers to healthcare in underserved Irish communities.  Preference will be given to applications that develop partnerships and are replicable by organisations at community level. 

All applications must be submitted online by 17:00 on the 15 September 2015. 

See www.communityfoundation.ie  for further information.