Funding Opportunities


Adelaide Community Health Grants Scheme [CHG]

2021  APPLICATIONS - Apply Here 

Under the Adelaide Community Health Initiative Scheme (CHIS) we aim to assist local community healthcare organisations which specifically provide a service or supports within the healthcare field.

[/lazy_load_box]The Adelaide Health Foundation exists to advance healthcare, seeking to ensure that healthcare is available to all based upon health needs and not on financial means. The Foundation believes in “Just Caring” which embraces both our ethic of care and our ethic of justice.
Under the Adelaide CHIS grants up to €5,000 can be awarded. Grants can be used for one specific purpose as outlined below or divided between projects taking into account the criteria outlined below.


  • The scheme is designed to provide support for not-for-profit and charitable organisations, located primarily within the Dublin 24 area and benefiting the Dublin 24 community.
  • Organisations who have been awarded funding by the Adelaide Health Foundation previously are welcome to submit a NEW application; but there is no guarantee that the same project will be funded again.
  • Successful applicants will be required to supply progress reports on how the grant has been applied.
  • Successful applicants are requested to acknowledge the support of the Foundation where appropriate.

The Scheme does not provide support for:

  • General appeals - assistance must be sought for clearly specified purposes
  • Requests from individuals
  • Repayment of debts
  • Tuition or student fees
  • Medical costs
  • Purchase of buildings or land
  • Construction projects
  • Completed projects
  • Employee Salaries
  • Flights or accommodation


Adelaide New Initiatives Grant

2021 Application will open in Ocotber   

The Adelaide New Initiatives Scheme provides seed funding for new developmental initiatives in Tallaght University Hospital. The scheme is open to all Hospital departments.

Applications are now invited for the Adelaide Health Foundation’s New Initiatives Scheme.There is over €40k available in the fund and grants are available for projects up to a max of €10k. Applications are invited for new patient-focused initiatives in relation to any service in the Hospital. The scheme is also open to projects addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which has presented new challenges to staff in the way they provide patient care. 

The applicant must have secured advance approval from the Hospital’s Executive Management Team for their project.

Applications will be assessed by the Support Sub-Group of the Foundation and will be subject to Foundation's Board approval. The following criteria will apply in assessing each application:


  • Service development – how the initiative will improve services for patients directly or indirectly
  • Evaluation – how the initiative will be evaluated in relation to quality, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Cost benefit analysis – how the initiative’s present costs will lead to benefits in the future. The application should set out the costs of the project (including VAT if applicable) and state what grant is being sought.
  • Timeline - when the project would be expected to commence and timescale to completion.

A report will be expected by the Adelaide Health Foundation from all successful projects.

General queries can be directed to Esther by emailing

AHF Healthcare Advancement Fund

In line with its strategic objectives, the Adelaide Health Foundation (AHF)  is committed to supporting education, policy and research to advance and promote equitable health & healthcare in Ireland, with a particular focus on Tallaght University Hospital and the community it serves. The Board of AHF has therefore set up the Healthcare Advancement Fund. 

This fund provides funding for competitive and innovative projects that will demonstrate investment in patient-oriented, population health, health policy and health services research.

* “the advancement of medicine, medical care and medical science and the practice thereof including the advancement of medical and nursing education”


A report will be expected by the Adelaide Health Foundation from all successful projects.

General queries can be directed to Esther by emailing