COVID-19 Charities Fund

The Department for Communities first launched the £15.5m COVID-19 Charities Fund on 15 June 2020 to provide grant awards of up to £75,000 to meet unavoidable costs for charities who had lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A second phase of the Fund opened on 6 January 2021 to support charities in the period between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021. This phase is being administered by Community Finance Ireland and you can find the application pack here. NICVA is providing support to charities applying to this second phase of the fund.

COVID-19 Charities Fund - FAQs

15 Dec 2020Lynn Kennedy COVID-19 Charities Fund Advice, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Fundraising

NICVA's constantly updated resource giving the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Charities Fund.

Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

29 Jul 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Funding

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.

COVID 19 Charities Fund Live Event

16 Jun 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesCOVID-19 Charities Fund

On 15 June The Department for Communities opened £15.5M COVID-19 Charities Fund will provide grant awards to meet unavoidable costs for charities which have exhausted all other avenues of support and are facing imminent closure.

£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

9 Jun 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Funding

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     

NI £15.5M Covid-19 Charities Fund To Launch Shortly

20 May 2020Geoff Nuttall Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesCOVID-19 Charities Fund

The much anticipated £15.5M Covid-19 government funding package has received Executive approval and will launch shortly