Press Release

Varadkar, Lynch & Ó Ríordáin announce first round of Health National Lottery Grants

Over 70 organisations across Ireland have been awarded funding of €1.9 million under the latest round of National Lottery Grants from the
Department of Health.

This is the first of two announcements that will take place this year, in which the Department of Health provides once-off grants to organisations
for healthcare-related and social care services.

A list of all successful applications is available on the Department’s website. All applications were recommended after being judged against
assessment criteria. A further round of funding will be allocated later this year.

Minister Varadkar said the funding will benefit community groups and voluntary organisations which provide healthcare-related and social care
services to specific client groups.

“This funding will make a real difference to groups, volunteers and of course their clients in communities across Ireland,” Minister Varadkar
said.

Minister Lynch emphasised the importance of these National Lottery Grants for the organisations in question. She said, ‘the grants will help many
organisations in communities all over Ireland by providing equipment, upgrading facilities and providing health related services’.

Minister Ó Ríordáin welcomed the fact that many organisations dealing with Drug Rehabilitation were successful in obtaining a National Lottery Grant.
He said: ‘the monies received by these centres will have a positive impact on those using drug rehab services.’

The Department will be in contact with successful organisation in the coming days.

View the organisations awarded funding here.