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Applications invited under the Covid 19 Emergency Fund


Donegal County Council are inviting applications for a programme which provides funding to support community and voluntary groups involved in the delivery of COVID 19 community response efforts.


The COVID-19 Emergency Fund, will provide immediate and urgently needed funding totaling €2.5 million. This will be available to groups who are participating in the government’s “Community Call” initiative which is being led by the Local Authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Donegal County Council have been allocated €81,759 to award as grants under the scheme.  It is intended that the majority of the funding that is allocated will be ring-fenced for grants of €1,000 or less.




Community and Voluntary Groups who are involved in the delivery of COVID 19 Community Response efforts are eligible to apply to this fund..


Groups must apply for funding to the Local Authority in which they are based, and applicants in Donegal can use the application form provided at the link below.


Match-funding from other sources is not required in order to be approved for a grant.


See COVID 19 Emergency Fund Application Guidelines for further details.


Applicant groups must provide the following when submitting their application for funding:


  • Tax Registration (Charitable Status No, Tax Reference No or Tax Clearance Access No)
  • Bank or Credit Union Account Details (copy of recent Statement)


Closing date


Completed applications must be lodged not later than 3 p.m. Friday, 24th April 2020.


How to apply


Groups must submit completed Covid 19 Emergency Fund Application Form to Donegal County Council on or before closing date.  Emailed applications and supporting documentation will be accepted but must be followed up by submission of signed, hard copy of the application form and supporting documentation in the post.


Forms/Related Documents


Covid 19 Emergency Fund Application Form


COVID 19 Emergency Fund Application Guidelines


An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail Ciste Éigeandála COVID-19 Foirm iarratai


An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail Ciste Éigeandála COVID-19 Treoirlínte



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