DONEGAL County Council are
inviting Inishowen community and voluntary groups to
apply to the Covid-19 Emergency Fund (Round 2). The
programme provides funding to support local groups to
adapt, develop and deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. It
will provide both small-scale grants (€1,000 or less)
and larger scale grants. It is intended that a minimum
of 30% of those awarded will be small grants.
Community and voluntary groups can submit applications
for funding for the following purposes:
• To assist groups 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 on-line activities and
providing social supports.
• To help animate community groups to enable them to
become more involved in the government's 'Keep Well'
campaign. It will seek to assist their participation in
the campaign, in particular with the three themes:
staying connected, switching off & being creative and
minding your mood.
Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Chairperson of Donegal LCDC welcomed
the additional funding and encouraged all groups to
apply saying: "This programme will support community
groups to continue to adapt their services and
activities to ensure that they are accessible to their
local community and continue to provide invaluable
support and services to others throughout the county
during this crisis”.
Completed applications must be lodged not later than 3pm
on Friday, 19th February 2021.
Further details and application form are available at