Press Release: €2.5 million fund for community groups involved in Community Call
Minister Ring announces €2.5 million fund for community groups involved in Community Call response to COVID-19
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today launched a €2.5 million fund to support community and voluntary groups involved in the delivery of COVID-19 community response efforts.
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund, will provide immediate and urgently needed funding totaling €2.5 million. This will be available to groups that are participating in the government’s “Community Call” initiative which is being led by the Local Authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Priority will be provided to organisations which incur costs on direct delivery of frontline services to people, such as Meals on Wheels and other similar activities. These individual grants will generally be modest in nature however it is expected that higher amounts will provided where the need is greatest
Over the coming days, each Local Authority will provide information to groups involved with the Community call effort in their area, regarding how to apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
Local Authority allocations for COVID-19 Emergency Fund are detailed below: