Department of Rural and Community Development
2nd round of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund
The 1st round of the Covid-19 Emergency fund was launched in April 2020 and provided grants to groups that were participating in the Local Authority led Community Call effort.
The 2nd round was launched in December 2020 to provide grants to community groups to assist them:
• with day to day running costs
• 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; providing social supports and friendly calls by phone etc.
• to 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 and being creative, and minding your mood.
Based on the amount available €46,548 to Tipperary for this scheme grants will be capped at €500.
The application form and guidelines are attached below
Tipperary LCDC and Tipperary County Council are giving community groups an opportunity to showcase their community call activity. There is one €500 prize for a community group picked randomly from groups that provide an example of their community call activity in 2020. To be in with a chance of winning the prize for your community group fill in the attached Community Call Competition Form.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29th of Janurary 2021.
Applications can be sent by post to
2nd round of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary E91 E183
Applications can by emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of a utility bill is required for day to day running costs applications and 3 quotes or estimates for all other applications.
Successful applications for funding under this programme will only be paid to the applicant organisation’s Bank Account. All financial transactions have to go through the applicant organization's Bank Account. Please ensure you have your Bank Account details to hand if your application is successful.