Congratulations to this year’s awardees of a Local Bereavement Development Grant. We award these grants annually to groups of 6 or more organisations providing some level of bereavement support and all operating within the same geographical region (e.g. county). The grant aims to encourage and support collaborative bereavement developments at a local level.
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.
Last year, 3 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.
- Kildare: Bereavement Friendly Libraries Project
- South Dublin: Bereavement in older age, a compassionate community initiative
- North Dublin: Grief and trauma informed bereavement care. Training for the bereavement service provider.