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Launch of €65,000 Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Cork County – Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Website

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Launch of €65,000 Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Cork County

Cork County Council is inviting applications from community and voluntary groups for funding under the Covid19 Emergency Fund.

This is the third tranche of this scheme for Cork County, which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and aims to provide a flexible and targeted approach to funding communities most in need. 

Some examples of applications include;

  • Adapting services and operations to fit the new Covid19 reality, e.g. allowing for changes to premises to provide for social distancing, funding for on-line activities and provision of critical social supports.
  • Assisting communities in their participation in the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign which focusses on the themes of staying connected, switching off and being creative and minding your mood.
  • Support to Community and Voluntary groups involved in the Community Call.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, is encouraging community groups to apply,

“This fund will support community and voluntary groups who are assisting a large number of vulnerable people to get through the current Covid19 and in turn highlights the tremendous community spirit throughout our towns and villages.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, went on to say,

“Cork County Council is delighted to be able to add to the €116k already distributed to community and voluntary groups under the previous tranches and acknowledge that the past twelve months have been a difficult time for all,”

There are two types of grants available under the programme, grants up to a maximum of €1,000 and grants in excess of €1,000.   

Applications can be made online at www.yourcouncil.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday, 5th February at 4:00pm.

All allocated monies will have to be spent by August 31st 2021. The funding will be administered locally by Cork County Council’s Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).

For further information, contact the Local Community Development Unit, Cork County Council on 021- 4285561 or 021-4285295 or email communitydevelopmentunit@corkcoco.ie