Irish Hospice Foundation announces new grant scheme to support creativity in the community during COVID-19

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Today, we announced our new IHF Seed Grant Scheme to inspire and support creative responses to the themes of dying, death and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Covid-related grief and loss have had a significant effect on all ages, all counties and all sectors leaving many of us confused and distressed. In partnership with the Creative Ireland programme, the aim of IHF Seed Grants is to support groups, organisations and individuals in exploring creative initiatives and approaches to reflect and remember.

This may take the form of starting new local art projects, or to support existing projects gain momentum – this may involve artists, crafts people or coders or may be a group or individual who has a good idea. 

Awards are in the region of €500 – €1,000 per project and IHF hopes to offer between 10 and 15 awards. Seed Grants are intended to support the work of those involved in the community, therefore a key requirement for the receipt of a grant is that the level of funding must be matched by the community group, organisation or individual either in cash or in kind. 

Please find an application form and criteria document below:

IHF Seed-grant-application-form – pdf

IHF Seed-Grants-2020-criteria-final – pdf

For more details and how to apply visit hospicefoundation.ie 

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 January 2021, 5pm. 



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