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Department of Rural and Community Development COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Department of Rural and Community Development COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) and administered by the Local Authority (LA) in each area. 

The Department provides funding to each LA area and the LAs then administer this funding locally to ensure funding is targeted appropriately.

The grants are for expenditure of a capital nature related to the COVID-19 response work.

It is intended that the majority of the funding that is allocated to each LA area will be ring-fenced for grants of €1,000 or less.

Applications can be made (by groups directly involved in the Community Call response) to the relevant LA.

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