Milford Care Centre Seed Grants and Open Evening Invitation

Rebecca Lloyd, a Compassionate Community project worker, would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our open evening this Thursday 19th November from 7.00-9.30  where we are inviting the people of the Midwest to find out a little more about the work that we do in Milford Care Centre, and ask us anything about Palliative and hospice care, with a view to demystifying the work we do here.

Many people, when they think of Milford think we are all about dying, but we are about so much more than that, Milford is about living and living well. So we extend an invitation to you to come and join us for some tea and cake and ask our team anything.
Each year the Compassionate Communities Project awards seed grants to give to communities to support innovative ideas on death, dying loss and grief.


Our 2015/2016 seed grant scheme strives to inspire and support the work of local groups, organisations and individuals who wish to mark in some tangible way their response to the universal reality of death, dying, loss and care.


Awards are usually made are in the region of €200-€1,000 per project.  Special consideration of additional funding will be given to outstanding ideas.


Seed grants are intended to help both those wishing to start new local projects, or to support current projects just gaining momentum.  As they are intended to support the work of those involved in the community, a key requirement for the receipt of a grant is that the level of funding must be matched by the community group, organisation or individual either in cash or in kind.


Seed grants may be used in a variety of ways, for example (but not limited to):

  • To support a local organisation or group running a community event aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about ‘healthy’ ways of coping with loss and grief.
  • To support individual(s) and groups seeking practical ways of providing social, emotional and practical support to those living with life limiting illness, facing loss or experiencing bereavement.
  • To support a youth project or school assisting young people to explore what death, dying, loss and care means to them through the medium of art, photography or story-telling.
  • To support the development of a community garden or reflective space around illness, death, dying, loss and care.
  • To support a local library service in the development of a bereavement information ‘resource’ for use by the local community.


Information about seed grants awarded to date is available on our website


You can download the application forms there also

Closing date for applications 4th December 2015

Apply today

Comments are closed.