Community Healthcare West Section 39 Grant Aid Agreements

Grant Aid Agreements: Section 39 documentation relates to Community, Voluntary & Not for Profit Agencies being funded under Section 39 of the Health Act, 2004 to deliver health and social care services. 

Community Healthcare West strives to ensure compliance with National Financial Regulations and that funded services are both aligned to our current Operational Plan and support our core values – Care, Compassion, Trust and Learning.  Funding available via Section 39 is limited and confined to agreed budgets.  We wish to highlight that there is no anticipated increase in 2022 funding allocations.  Funded Service Providers must be in a position to comply with HSE requirements for governance, indemnity, insurance, reporting procedures, constitutional matters, operational systems, structures, recruitment & employment policies, training and detailed Codes of Practice for Corporate Governance. 

2022 Grant Aid Applications

Regarding applications for 2022 Section 39 Grant Aid, Service Providers should ensure that those applying on their behalf are made aware of the following requirements:

1.  An application for Section 39 funding is necessary on an annual basis using the designated application form. (please ensure you are using the most recent copy of the application via the link provided above)

2.  Applications must be aligned to the current National HSE Service Plan and Community Healthcare West Operational Plan.

3.  As an annual funding process, we wish to highlight that some organisations that are currently in receipt of funding may not be successful in the coming year or may receive less funding.

4.  2022 funding application invitations will be advertised on, key local Newspapers and via the Community Healthcare West Twitter account (@cho2west).

5. The 2022 Section 39 Grant Aid Agreement campaign will commence/open on 27th September 2021 with closing date for application receipt by noon on 10th December 2021.  Please note that Applications received outside of this time or in an alternative format will not be accepted.

6. Please submit the application using only one  of the channels listed below

By Post to:  Contract Management Support Unit (CMSU), Community Healthcare West, Block B, Merlin Park Hospital Campus, Galway, H91 N973     

By Email to:

By Hand to:

a)  County Galway:        

  •  Ms Elaine Diskin, Finance Department Reception, Finance Building, Merlin Park Hospital Campus, Dublin Road, Galway, H91 N973


  •  Reception:  Community Healthcare West, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 RW28

b)  County Roscommon: Ms Aishling Carr, Finance Department, Community Healthcare West, Government Buildings, Convent Rd, Roscommon, F42 VX53

c)  County Mayo: Mr Brian McCormack, Finance Department, Community Healthcare West, First Floor, St. Mary’s Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 HP58


Please send your application by one medium only i.e. in hard copy to an address above or email. All applications will be acknowledged by email.

8.  Application outcomes will be determined via internal Adjudication Committees and notified to successful Applicants by 28th February 2022.

9.  HSE services are not eligible to apply for Section 39 funding.                  

10.  A dedicated telephone number/voicemail service has been established for any queries –091 775003          

To assist with your Section 39 Grant Aid Agreement Application please find the following:

1.  Section 39 Grant Aid Agreement Application Form & completion Checklist

2.  Grant Aid Agreement sample

3.  Sample Chairpersons statement

4.  Supporting information

5.  Community Healthcare West Operational Plan 2021

 2022 application and allocation timelines

Applications for Section 39 funding accepted from: 27th September 2021
Closing Date: 10th December 2021
Adjudication will occur by: 4th February 2022
Notification of adjudication outcome will be completed by: 28th February 2022

Details regarding the Community Healthcare West 2022 National Lottery Campaign processcan be found by clicking here (please visit this link regularly for updates).

Tips on completing a Community Healthcare West Section 39 Grant Aid Agreement Application form:

1.  All Section 39 applications must be aligned to the most recent Community Healthcare West Operational Plan. The Operational Plan contains key priorities and objectives for the Organisation  in the delivery of person centred and quality social and healthcare services.

2.  Funding will be sourced from within the available resources.

3.  An adjudication process has been established to govern and assure funding decisions. Successful applications will be determined by a collective group of Service Managers and Coordinators from the relevant Division i.e. Older Persons’ Services, Mental Health Services etc.  

4. All applications will be measured against the adjudication criteria and non-compliance will result in funding refusal.             

The criteria against which applications are measured include:

  •   Applicants adherence to Application Checklist requirements.
  •   Applicants alignment to CHO & HSE Plans.
  •   Evidence of Partnership with aligned services.
  •   Demonstration of value for money and sustainability.
  •   Evidence/demonstration of person centred service ethos.                                                          

5.  Older Persons’ Services has established additional Care Group Criteria against which applications will also be measured:

a)       DAY SUPPORT


c)       TRANSPORT

d)       OTHER

  • Links with Public Health Nurse /GP/Therapies etc.
  • Assistance with Showering/Bathing
  • Assistance with Laundry
  • Assistance with Fuel management
  • Assistance with Physical activities
  • Provision of Classes/further Education
  • Social supports

6. Services seeking funding must demonstrate compliance with all Public Health published guidelines regarding Covid 19 


Your Community Healthcare West contacts:
Division/Care Group Name of Contact Telephone
For queries regarding applications to Disability services Laura Rochford 087 3629716
For queries regarding applications to Older Persons Services Orla Irwin 087 2501011
For queries regarding applications to Mental Health services Laura Costello 087 0954952
For queries regarding applications to Health and Wellbeing Sean Gordon 094 9042145
For queries regarding applications to Primary Care Michelle Egan 094 9049069