A Framework For Improved Health And Wellbeing

Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.

In late 2017, Kildare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Kildare Children and Young Person’s Committee (CYPSC) were successful in securing €138,400 available to them from the Department of Health.  This funding was specifically to improve health and wellbeing in line with the Healthy Ireland framework 2013 – 2025.  A number of national and regional policies guide the application such as the National Physical Activity Plan, Tobacco Free Ireland, Better Outcomes Brighter Futures, Improved Healthy and Wellbeing 2013-2025, Kildare Local Economic and Community Plan and Kildare CYPSC plan.

In Kildare a joint application was made by Kildare LCDC and CYPSC.  The application focussed on implementing six health and wellbeing initiatives across the county led by the following organisations:

  • Kildare Sports Partnership.
  • County Kildare LEADER Partnership.
  • County Kildare Chamber of Commerce.
  • Mojo Kildare.
  • South West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force.
  • Kildare County Council Arts Service.

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Healthy Ireland Round 1 Progress Report January – March 2018

In addition the Healthy Ireland in your libraries while not part of this funding stream, worked closely with this initiative.

Following on from this very successful first programme further funding of €112,100 became available in 2018.  A second joint application was made by Kildare LCDC and CYPSC.  This round of funding was used to build on the first round of funding led by the following organisations:

  • Kildare Sports Partnership.
  • County Kildare LEADER Partnership.
  • County Kildare Chamber of Commerce.
  • HeadsUp Kildare (formerly Mojo).
  • South West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force.

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Healthy Ireland Kildare Round 2 Progress Report Nov – April 2019

In addition to the funded initiatives, the organisations worked closely with Kildare libraries through “Healthy Ireland at your library” and participated in a social media workshop funded by Kildare LCDC.