Under the National Lottery Act (1986), the Department of Health operates a National Lottery Discretionary fund under which we can provide once-off grants to organisations for the provision of health related services.  The fund is aimed at community groups and voluntary organisations operating in Ireland providing health services to specific client groups (like people with an intellectual and/or physical disability), providing information and support for various disabilities and illnesses or groups with a specific interest (like providing equipment for hospitals, for example). Click here to read more about this fund. Click here to download an application form. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the  1st May 2015. Click here for more on the National Lottery Grant Scheme. If you have any queries relating to National Lottery funding, please contact the Finance Unit on 01-6354281 or 01-6354019. Your organisation must have a valid tax clearance certificate or be a registered charity to be eligible for a grant.  Click here  for more information on getting a tax clearance certificate.