Closing date for application is November 11th 2022.
Irish Hospice Foundation award a number of Local Bereavement Development (LBD) grants annually. A group of six or more organisations who provide some level of bereavement support and all operate within a geographical region (e.g. county) are eligible to apply. The grant aims to encourage and support collaborative bereavement developments at a local level. Already existing groups and newly formed groups are eligible to apply.
Three LBD grants of €1000 were awarded in 2021 to the Kildare Bereavement Network, the South Dublin Bereavement Network and the North Dublin Bereavement Network. Funded activities ranged from 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 collaborative projects funded through the LBD grants this year.
- 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.