The Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund

The Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to quality chronic disease care among underserved populations worldwide, as well as supporting health initiatives in communities where Medtronic employees live and give.

The purpose of the Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund is to promote health at community levels, especially for those who have been traditionally at risk for non-communicable disease (NCDs) or underserved by existing related healthcare services.

Timeline

  • Closing Date: 16 August 2018
  • Grants will be made by: 31 October 2018 
  • Work should begin: November 2018 
  • Interim Reports due: April 2019 
  • Final Outcome Reports due: November 2019

This year, Capacity Building Grants of up to €5,000 are being offered to not-for-profit organisations based in the Republic of Ireland who are working to improve local community health. The aim of these grants is to help small organisations to build their organisational skills, knowledge and resources and to build their capacity by investing in the areas of:

1. Partnership Development

Funding can be used for seeking, developing, defining and supporting new partnerships.

2. Networking

Funding can be used to help you expand your professional network and links to other organisations in the sector.

3. Planning

Funding can be used to research, develop or improve long term organisational plans.

4. Communications

Funding can be used to build on your communication practices & policies and to build awareness of NCDs with a view to improving community health.

Who can apply:

Applicant organisations should have an annual income of no more than €500,000 and its Mission Statement should be focused on addressing the health needs of the local community (preferably underserved or disadvantaged) and ideally be aligned with the Fund Objectives (see criteria), Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) and the Healthy Ireland (HI) framework.

Please review the full criteria document for guidance on what type of project and organisation will be given preference in this grant round and for details on what the fund will not support and what the monitoring requirements are.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply for the Fund click here: http://www.communityfoundation.ie/grants/types-of-grants/the-medtronic-healthy-communities-fund