Why should you organise an event?

Since the start of the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign, thousands of people have attended events across Europe and the rest of the world.
Organisers have ensured that the important messages of the campaign are heard across the globe. It only takes one person to start the process of organising an event – that person could be you!

Apply for a grant to support your event

European Lung Foundation (ELF) offers grants to support Healthy Lungs for Life activities.

Not-for-profit organisations, patient groups and healthcare professionals can apply for a grant of up to €1,000 to support events and activities that meet one or more of the aims of the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign:

  • Increase knowledge of the impact of poor air quality on lung health and the actions that everyone can take to reduce air pollution and avoid exposure
  • Highlight the benefits of quitting smoking
  • Increase knowledge of the importance of physical activity for lung health
  • Raise awareness of vaccination to prevent lung infections

During the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, the usual public lung function testing events may not be possible in your country. Instead, event organisers could choose to hold campaigns online. Examples of events and activities, could include, but are not limited to:

  • Online activity challenges, such as encouraging members of the public or colleagues in a workplace to count steps or running/cycling challenges
  • Online information campaigns or awareness raising events related to one or more of the campaign themes
  • Online public talks relating to one of more of the campaign themes
  • Online spirometry training events for professionals
  • Lung function testing or information stalls in shopping centres, if it is safe and permitted in your country.

The grants could be used to produce materials or PR support to help with promotion of the event or other relevant tasks that help with the running of the event. Priority will be given to applications covering areas where there is a greater need for awareness of the importance of lung health and to low-resource settings.

Applications are now open and will stay open, so you can apply for a grant at any time. Each year, there will be two cut off dates:

  • 28 February
  • 31 July

At each cut-off date, the ELF team will collect all applications submitted since the previous cut-off date, anonymise them and send them to the Healthy Lungs for Life team for judging. The applications that the team consider to have the most impact will be offered a grant.
We encourage applicants to link activities to awareness days related to their chosen topics.

Before you apply, please read the documents below.

Apply for a grant to support your event

Submit your application
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