Groups told to apply for emergency funds
Applications are now open for a second round of emergency funding designed to support groups and organisations which assisted many people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
But, groups are advised to move fast to ensure they don’t miss out.
Throughout the crisis, Cork County Council has been working with a range of community support and advocacy agencies to administer tangible and financial support to communities.
This included facilitating the collection and delivery of vital supplies, meals-onwheels, friendly call services, and transport, where needed.
As communities begin to reopen and many emerge from cocooning, it has become apparent that the supports required by these communities are changing.
The local authority, as part of its Covid-19 Community Support Programme, has established an emergency fund for groups across County Cork assisting in the response efforts to the virus outbreak.
Following the previous allocation of €70,757 to groups across the county last month, a second round of funding is now open for applications.
Priority will be given to groups incurring expenditure in the course of addressing social isolation, community support and engagement. This could be, for example, assisting with the re-opening of community facilities.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Independent councillor Mary Linehan-Foley, said community and voluntary groups across the county have worked tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 crisis to adapt their services and ensure that the vulnerable in our communities have been looked after.
“I’m glad to see the announcement of this second round of funding to help with reopening of facilities and resumption of services, as we emerge from a period of physical and social isolation for so many,” she said.
Cork County Council’s online application is now open at www.yourcouncil.ie and groups can apply until 5pm on Friday, August 14.
■ For more information, please contact Cork County Council’s Community Support Programme at 1800 805 819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.