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Health Minister Robin Swann. Credit: Jonathan Porter/Presseye

Health Minister Robin Swann. Credit: Jonathan Porter/Presseye

Health Minister Robin Swann. Credit: Jonathan Porter/Presseye

Health Minister Robin Swann has opened a £10m mental health support fund.

The fund was announced in April and will administer grants ranging from £5,000 to £500,000.

Mr Swann said he was very aware of the challenges faced by many as society emerges from the Covid-19 crisis.

He added: "I am also very aware of how hard everyone is working in the community and voluntary sectors, to provide care and support where it is needed.

“The fund will equip and enable charitable organisations to provide a wide range of support services for people with mental ill health.”

The fund is managed by the Community Foundation NI and is accessible via the Community Foundation Website.

Orla Black from the Community Foundation said: "It will provide millions of pounds in support to community and voluntary sector organisations. The fund will be available for three years which means that it can make an impact over a longer period of time, which we know will create a meaningful difference in the lives of many.”

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