The Department of Community and Rural Development (DRCD) launched the second round of the Covid-19 Emergency fund. A national allocation of €1.7m has been made available to assist voluntary and community groups/ organisations in their response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The allocation for Limerick is €62,071.
The purpose of the scheme is to assist groups/ organisations to:
- Adapt their services and operations to fit the new Covid-19 reality. Examples of measures supported could be adapting premises to allow for social distancing, offering online activities, providing social supports and friendly calls by phone etc.
- Become more involved in the Government's Keep Well campaign. The grants are aimed at assisting participation in the campaign, in particular with the three themes: Staying Connected, Switching Off & Being Creative, and Minding Your Mood.
Who can apply?
- Community and voluntary organisations eligible under the fund who provide services to groups that are particularly badly impacted by Covid, such as organisations working with schools supporting disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs.
- Community and voluntary organisations eligible under the fund who provide services to other groups requiring additional supports due to Covid such as Mental Health Services, Youth Services, services to Special Needs Groups, Disability Services, Migrant Services, Carers Associations so as they can adapt their services and operations to fit the new Covid-19 reality.
What grant value can be applied for?
Measure 1: Small scale grants of €1,000 or less
Measure 2: Grants in excess of €1,000 to a maximum of €5,000
How to apply?
All applicants must complete the Covid-19 Emergency Fund application form. Please see application form and guidelines in the supporting documents below.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is close of business on Friday 26th February 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
Where possible, it would be appreciated if completed applications could be submitted by email to Covid19EF@limerick.ie or by post to:
Covid-19 Emergency Fund
Limerick City and County Council
Urban and Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick V94 EH90