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Health Strategies

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 23 July 2019

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1138)

Louise O'Reilly


1138. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if an organisation (details supplied) can access funding under the Healthy Ireland fund. [31817/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The primary aim of the Healthy Ireland Fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health. The Fund has focused on the creation of partnerships and to mobilise action at local level across nationally supported thematic areas.

The process to allocate the third round of the Healthy Ireland Fund is currently underway. The Fund will be distributed via two strands. Strand one is allocated through Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) and Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSCs). At present each LCDC and CYPSC will be in the process of locally agreeing a programme of work to be finalised in September. Strand two is a closed call for funding and the Department has identified and invited statutory agencies to apply to implement discrete and specific actions that align with Healthy Ireland.

I would encourage the organisation identified to contact the various CYPSC and LCDC to see if they can collaborate with them to realise actions at local level.