Parents Plus Reminder: Second Round of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Closes Wednesday, 27th January

The Government has announced additional funding support for community and voluntary groups to deal with COVID-19.  The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.

  • “The grants under this fund to assist local community and voluntary groups to adapt their services and operations to fit the new COVID-19 reality are consistent with an action assigned to this Gov. Department under the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.  It will seek to assist their participation in the campaign, in particular with the three themes that are most reliant on their involvement: staying connected, switching off and being creative, and minding your mood.”
  • “The fund provides grants to help animate community groups to enable them to become more involved in the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign.  Further details on this campaign are available here.

This may be of interest to services and community groups who wish to access funding to support them to deliver on the ‘Minding Your Mood’ strand of the Governments Keeping Well Campaign, by training in and running the Parents Plus Programmes online and eventually in person.

Whether this be training in one of our age specific parenting programmes or our youth mental health programme, our evidence based tailored trainings will help you to reach and make a meaningful difference to families, children and young people.

Applications for the second round of the Covid-19 Emergency Fund can be made to the relevant Local Authority areas, and Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).

Applications should be made to the relevant LCDC . Full details are available for Co. Meath below:

The fund is being administered by Meath County Council who is inviting groups registered with MeathPPN to submit an application.

Please find attached the fund application form and guidelines.

Guidelines for 2nd round of COVID19 Emergency Fund

Application form for 2nd round of COVID19 Emergency Fund

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5pm Wednesday 27th January 2021.

Application forms can be returned by email to [email protected] or by post to Meath County Council, Community Section, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291.

Please direct any queries to [email protected] or by phone to 046 9097400.

Note: If, upon reviewing your local authority application and guidelines, your service is interested in applying for this fund, please contact us at [email protected] and we will jointly support your proposal.