Local authority invites COVID-19 emergency fund applications

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in a community response to the pandemic. It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the local authority.

Westmeath County Council is currently inviting applications for the second round of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund from organisations that are directly involved in the community call response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

It is intended that the majority of the funding that is allocated to each project area will be for grants of €1,000 or less. The Local Authority will give priority to organisations which deliver frontline services and to first-time applicants to the fund.

Applications will be evaluated by the local authority to ensure eligibility. Projects must be in keeping with the ethos of the programme, which is to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications can be made (by community and voluntary groups directly involved in the Community Call response ) to Westmeath County Council, using the COVID- 19 Emergency Fund application only, via email or post.

The application form is available on request and on the Council’s website.

For queries, please contact the Community Development Section.

By Email: [email protected]

By Post: Community Development Section, Westmeath County Council, Aras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath N91FH4N

Phone: 044-9332217 Website: http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/communitydevelopment/communitygrants/

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, June 5, at 5pm.

 

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