Funding for Projects on Mental Health & Stigma and Ethnic Minorities

The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) is delighted to announce the opening of it's Caring Communities Grants Scheme Round 6. The categories for this round are Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health and Stigma.

Mental Health and Stigma 

A successful application from Caring Communities Round 1 was BeWell Bray. Through their involvement with the Bray Area Partnership Youth Mental Health sub group they implemented a programme of activities and events that significantly raised the profile of youth mental health as a topic and facilitated a wide reaching programme of support delivered by Headstrong in local schools and communities.
This year we are asking applicants in the Mental Health and Stigma Category of Caring Communities to replicate this model in their town. Grants of up to €7,000 are available to organisations. 

Ethnic Minorities

The current grantmaking priorities in Ethnic Minorities are: grants of up to €10,000 are available for projects working towards the political engagement of Migrants, Travellers and members of the Roma community in Ireland, ahead of the next Irish General election. 

Grants will support community based and national work promoting activities that will increase the engagement of members of the Migrant, Traveller and Roma communities in the political sphere. Organisations working with the above communities can apply for activities at local and national level which will empower people to take an active role in the political process.

Deadline: Friday 24 July 2015 @ 4.30pm

The ultimate aim of this grants scheme is to equip members of these communities with the leadership skills and confidence to better understand the impact politics can have on their daily lives and situations. Applicants must show that service users/beneficiaries are involved or have been consulted in project planning where appropriate. Applicants must be prepared to evaluate and learn from their work as well as share project learning and outcomes and participate in a Learning Network of Grantees.

More Info

The closing date for this Round is strictly Friday 24 July 2015 @ 4.30pm. 

Learn more here.