Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) invites artists and healthcare professionals to submit proposals for their 2024 Seed Grant programme for creative exploration and responses to grief and loss in residential care settings and nursing homes.

Awards are in the region of €2,000 per successful applicant. Up to six awards will be offered – one per HSE health region. Applicants must demonstrate that collaboration with a residential care setting / nursing home has been agreed.

The Seed Grants programme encourages creative exploration through micro-financing and mentorship. The aim may be to start a new project or help existing projects gain momentum.

This round of Seed Grants is run in conjunction with Caru, a continuous learning programme for care and compassion at end of life in nursing homes, developed by IHF in partnership with the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care and the HSE. In addition to financial support, our Caru and Arts and Cultural Engagement teams will provide bespoke mentoring to the Grantee and residential care setting.

Learn More & Apply

Online Information Clinic
Potential applicants are invited to attend an online information clinic on Tuesday 14 May at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about this round of Seed Grants, as well as the application and selection process.
Register here

Key Dates

  • Clinic for applicants: Tuesday 14 May at 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
  • Applications close: Friday 17 May at 5:00 p.m.
  • Applicants notified by: Friday 24 May
  • Projects must be completed: Friday 8 November 2024

Submit Application
For application details and how to apply visit: Seed Grants – Arts in Residential Care 2024


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