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


Published: 9 April 2020
From: Department of Rural and Community Development


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:

Local Authority Amount
Carlow 61,358
Cavan 65,197
Clare 73,704
Cork City 92,026
Cork County 116,277
Donegal 81,759
Dublin City 160,634
Dun Laoghaire 93,495
Fingal 109,056
Galway City 65,694
Galway County 85,789
Kerry 79,468
Kildare 94,390
Kilkenny 69,797
Laois 66,897
Leitrim 56,393
Limerick 88,883
Longford 58,154
Louth 75,713
Mayo 76,036
Meath 88,912
Monaghan 62,247
Offaly 65,553
Roscommon 62,877
Sligo 63,074
South Dublin 105,614
Tipperary 81,831
Waterford 73,177
Westmeath 67,710
Wexford 79,870
Wicklow 78,414
Total 2,500,000
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