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Local Bereavement Development Grants Awarded


Irish Hospice Foundation encourage and support collaborative bereavement development at a local level through their Local Bereavement Development Grant scheme. These grants are awarded annually to groups of 6 or more organisations providing bereavement support (e.g. information, peer support to counselling) and all operating within the same geographical region (e.g. county).

Congratulations to this year’s awardees of a Local Bereavement Development Grant. This years grant recipients are:

Cork Spiritual Bereavement Services Training Group
Improving the Effectiveness of Bereavement Ministries Provided by Faith-Based Organisations  

Kildare Bereavement Network
Be Grief Aware. Bereavement knowledge for the frontline professional

Limerick Bereavement Network
Gatherings for Grief 

Dublin North Bereavement Network
Living with Grief: A public bereavement information evening

South Dublin Bereavement Network
Living with Loss: A bereavement information for the public

We look forward to working with them all and supporting the very important work they do.

Local Bereavement Development Grants Recipients 2021

Three grants were awarded in 2021 which funded three collaborative projects that took place in 2022. Grants were awarded to the Kildare, South Dublin and North Dublin Bereavement Networks. Funded activities included bereavement information events for the public, bereavement information webinars for non-bereavement professionals and training for those working as a bereavement service provider. Some of the activities involved local collaborations with libraries and Family Resource Centres. Outlined below are some of the resulting collaborative projects.