In response to the impact the pandemic continues to have on communities across the County, South Dublin has launched a new Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund.
This fund has been established to assist community and voluntary groups and organisations that are adapting their services and supports to communities affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The funding will be directed to those group aiming to improve their local communities and to recover from the effects of Covid-19 and is part of the Council’s measures to support the national “Keep Well” Campaign.
Cllr Ed O’Brien, Mayor of South Dublin County Council has welcomed the Community COVID 19 Resilience Fund.
“It is important that we continue to support local communities in these difficult times,” he said.
“The Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund will be a vital resource to help our communities fight back 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.”
Primarily, the Community Covid-19 Resilience Fund will provide support for the following (this is not an exhaustive list):
· new and innovative responses to service delivery impacted by Covid
· initiatives to mitigate the current and future impacts of Covid
· 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
Grants of up to €5,000 are available and further information and advice on the Community Resilience Fund can be obtained by contacting the Community Services Dept: Tel 01-4149270 or Community Development Team: Tel 01-4149156 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org