COVID-19 Community Fund Now Inviting Applications
The Community Foundation for Ireland’s COVID-19 Community Fund is now open for applications. Any organisations affected by COVID-19 and working with the groups of people listed below can apply for grants between €1,000 and €10,000.
About the Fund
The Community Foundation for Ireland’s COVID-19 Community Fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organisations impacted by COVID-19 and focused on the following:
People over 60
People with respiratory illnesses or cancer
People experiencing domestic abuse
Isolated vulnerable people and families, particularly those living in rural areas
Mental health issues for those affected by COVID- 19.
It is the expectation that the funding will support organisations to continue to provide services over the next one to six months and help in adapting services and methods of delivery.
Applications can be made to continue or adapt existing work or to pilot new work that will support those most vulnerable as a result of COVID-19.
The Community Foundation for Ireland anticipates that organisations that are providing small scale emergency support will require funding of around €1,000 to €2,500. Those who are significantly enhancing their services at this time may require grants of up to €10,000.
Applying for the COVID-19 Community Fund
The Fund is open from 9am, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 and will remain open on a rolling call basis. At the present time there is a total of €250,000 available for organisations in this grant round. We do, however, expect a high level of interest in this fund and we may decide to close for applications within a relatively short space of time, if we do not have enough funds to meet the demand for support. However, we anticipate that there will be future funding available to support organisations affected by COVID-19 and we are committed to doing our best to raise as much as possible for the fund.