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.
NICVA's constantly updated resource giving the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Charities Fund.
Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a second phase of the Covid-19 Charities Fund.
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.
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.
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.
The much anticipated £15.5M Covid-19 government funding package has received Executive approval and will launch shortly