Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund opened

By Mary Dennehy

A NEW Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund has been opened by South Dublin County Council, with grants of up to €5,000 available for voluntary groups and organisations.

The fund has been established in response to the impact Covid-19 continues to have on communities across the county, and is directed at voluntary groups and organisations adapting their services and supports to improve life for those living in their area.

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An aerial shot of Sean Walsh Park

The fund targets groups and organisations that are helping their communities to recover from the effects of Covid-19, and is part of South Dublin County Council’s measures to support the national Keep Well campaign.

According to County Mayor, Cllr Ed O’Brien: “It is important that we continue to support local communities in these difficult times.

“The Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund will be a vital resource to help our communities fight back against the impacts of Covid-19 and help build a more resilient society in the months ahead.

“We are now in Level 5 of the Governments Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19 and it is essential we reach out to those most affected and ensure their needs are met.

“As Mayor, I am proud that South Dublin County Council is taking a leading role in the response to the challenges of living with Covid-19 and encourage you to avail of the funding that is being made available by the council and to develop new and innovative ways to build community resilience.”

According to the council grants of up to €5,000 are available.

For further information and advice on the Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund, call the council’s Community Service department on 01 4149270 or its Community Development Team on 4149156.

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Primarily, the Community COVID 19- Resilience Fund will provide support for the following. However, the council stressed that this is not an exhaustive list.

● New and innovative responses to service delivery impacted by Covid-19

● Initiatives to mitigate the current and future impacts of Covid-19

● Activities that help vulnerable people (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc)

● Ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained

● Adapting services delivered in the wider community

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