IHF Seed Grant Programme 2022 - 2023


15 Seed Grants to support communities' creative exploration of grief or memorialisation are available.

IHF are inviting applications from groups and / or individuals nationwide before the closing date of Friday 28th October at 5.00pm. This IHF programme offers communities across Ireland multiple ways to process the impact of death, dying, grief, and more general losses.

IHF Seeds programme piloted in early 2021 and was extended through to 2022. To date 39 projects have been supported with micro grants, expertise, and resources enabling communities of place or interest to develop their own tools or articulate their needs.

Previous awardees include individual artists, writers, nursing homes, secondary schools, community groups, disability support centres, local choirs, and hospitals. This year IHF are encouraging as wide a group of people as possible to apply with a simple application process and lots of support.

IHF Seed Grant Programme 2022 - 2023

Irish Hospice Foundation with Creative Ireland sets out to inspire and support the work of groups, organisations and individuals who wish to mark in some tangible way their response to the universal realities of dying, death and bereavement.   

About IHF Seed Grants 

Seed Grants are to support groups, organisations and individuals in exploring creative ways to do this. Priority will be given to creative initiatives that take innovative approaches to reflection and remembrance.  They aim to help start new local art projects, or to support existing projects gain momentum - this may involve artists, crafts people, performers, and / or coders. It may be a group or individual who has a good idea.  

Videos of successful applicants from 2022 are available to view on YouTube HERE.

Grants of up to €2,000 are available with up to 15 awards on offer. See https://hospicefoundation.ie/seeds

Successful awardees are available for interview on request.

Application Process 

Apply via either the digital application form on the IHF website or you can also download and print an application form there and submit by post. See  https://hospicefoundation.ie/seeds

Key Dates: 

·       Thursday 6th October 2022: Application process opens.

·       Wednesday 19th October 2022:  Online briefing / Q&A clinic for potential applications.

·       Friday 28th October 2022 @ 5.00pm:  Closing date for all applications.

·       Tuesday 8th November 2022: Successful applicants announced.  All applicants will be notified this week.

·        Friday 28th April 2023: Successful projects must be completed by this date. 

About Irish Hospice Foundation 

Irish Hospice Foundation is a national charity that addresses dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. Our vision is an Ireland where people facing end of life or bereavement, and those who care for them, are provided with the care and support that they need.   


Through advocacy and education, and the provision of services such as Nurses for Night Care and the Bereavement Support Line, Irish Hospice Foundation works to ensure that every person in Ireland can die and grieve well, whatever their age and wherever the place.  For more information or to support all we do see www.hospicefoundation.ie 


Contact details

Dominic Campbell, Arts & Creative Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation

dominic.campbell@hospicefoundation.ie or 086 829 7919

Lynn Murtagh, Head of Marketing & Communications, Irish Hospice Foundation 

lynn.murtagh@hospicefoundation.ie or 085 105 2058