Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien launch €10m Community Fund
From Department of Rural and Community Development
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- €10 million Covid Stability Fund to support community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises
- Supports for organisations which deliver critical services to the vulnerable
- Community centres providing social services can also apply for funding
- Fund to prioritise groups who have not received support since onset of pandemic
Applications have opened for a €10 million fund designed to support community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises, which have suffered as a result of the pandemic.
The Covid Stability Fund 2021 was launched jointly today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, and Minister of State with special responsibility for Charities and Community Development, Joe O’Brien TD.
The Fund is targeted at organisations which deliver critical services to vulnerable people within their community but which now face closure or a loss of service due to the impact of the pandemic.
Priority will be given to organisations that have not previously received State support since the onset of the Pandemic.
Examples of the organisations that can apply include those that provide:
- Family supports and supports for the elderly
- Domestic Abuse and addiction services
- Mental health and disability supports
- Education supports in disadvantaged communities
- Community centres that provide social services
The €10 million investment builds on the €45 million Covid Stability Fund 2020, which supported almost 600 organisations across the country.