Healthy Ireland Fund Round 4


Healthy Ireland Fund Round 4

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The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, recently announced the allocation of funding of €75,000 to each of the 31 Local Authorities for 2023 under the Healthy Ireland Fund (HIF) Round 4.



Minister Naughton said:


"Healthy Ireland has a long-standing partnership with our Local Authority partners, where we work collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Ireland. I am delighted to announce the allocation of over €2.3 million in 2023 under the HIF Round 4 for projects that will have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of the communities across the 31 Local Authority areas. Each project is linked to an outcome in the Healthy Ireland Framework and it is particularly heartening to see such a variety of projects, illustrating that the design has been tailored locally to meet the needs of the local areas."


In County Meath an extensive public consultation was undertaken to support the Healthy Ireland Round 4 Application. Following this, two key areas were identified as a priority for County Meath; increase in positive mental health and a reduction in death from chronic diseases which are aligned with The Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework. These funds will support initiatives targeted at different population groups in County Meath including Adolescents and Young People, the General Population, The Traveller Community and People living in Disadvantaged Communities.

This funding continues a long-standing relationship between Healthy Ireland, Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Meath County Council who have an important role in promoting health and wellbeing in the County. It will enable health and wellbeing initiatives to be delivered at a local level for the population of County Meath in partnership with various organisations.