European Social Catalyst Fund

The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) is a new initiative designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges. 

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Programme areas

Mental Health

Working with the HSE to support the development of recovery-based, cost-effective services and a national initiative to develop opportunities for people with mental health difficulties to remain in, or to access, work in mainstream settings.

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Working with the HSE on a targeted and accelerated change programme. This includes supporting 10 congregated sites to build self-directed, community-based services and to support people with disabilities living in these settings to move to their own homes in the community. 

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Helping to facilitate the development and improvement of 'Housing First' supports for people who are long-term homeless through an integrated approach by the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government; Local Authorities (LA); Department of Health; HSE; and Genio.

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Helping to facilitate a programme designed to strengthen local and regional responses to drug and alcohol use in Ireland. This is being implemented by the Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (DATFs) with support from the Department of Health and HSE. 

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Projects funded through Genio

Since 2010 the Health Service Executive Ireland and Genio has supported 260 projects across Ireland in partnership with the Department of Health Ireland and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

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Specialists in transforming social services

We work with Government and Philanthropy
to support people in leading self-determined lives

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