National Lottery Grant Scheme

The Department of Health has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related services.

Statutory basis

The National Lottery Act 1986

Amount of fund

2013 allocation is € 3,286,000

Who can apply

Applications come primarily from community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of health services to specific client groups (for example persons with an intellectual disability and/or physical disability, elderly, etc.), national groups providing information and support for various disabilities and illnesses and groups with a specific interest (for example to provide holidays for elderly, equipment for hospitals, mini-buses, homes, etc.).

Application Form

Application for National Lottery funding must be made using a standard application form (available below).

PDF Version

MS Word Version

Alternatively, you can contact:

Finance Unit,
Department of Health,
Hawkins House,
Hawkins Street,
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6354281
E-mail: Lotterygrants@health.gov.ie

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of lottery grant applications in 2014 is the 31st July

Applications will only be accepted from groups or organisations operating within the State.

The Department strongly recommends that applicants read the accompanying information leaflet, as well as consulting with Circular 44/2006: Tax Clearance Procedures - grants, subsidies and similar type payments

Information Leaflet

Circular 44/2006: Tax Clearance Procedures

Revised procedures for Tax Clearance in respect of Public Service Contracts, Grants, Subsidies and similar type payments

Current Lottery Allocations

A list of organisations funded during 2013 (published 17th Jan 2014)

Previous National Lottery Allocations

A list of organisations funded during 2012

A list of organisations funded during 2011

A list of organisations funded during 2010

A list of organisations funded during 2009

Useful links

http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/guidelines-tax-clearance.html

http://www.lottery.ie/Good-Causes-and-Winners/National-Lottery-Fund/

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has a separate National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of services to children and young people.

The Application form for National Lottery funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs is now available on that Departments website www.dcya.gov.ie

Or by contacting

Finance Unit,
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Ground Floor,
43-49 Mespil Road,
Dublin 4.
Tel: (01) 6473000
E-mail: dcyalotterygrants@dcya.gov.ie