Covid – 19 Emergency Fund Grant

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) recently launched the 2nd round of the Covid 19 Emergency fund for community and voluntary groups badly impacted by Covid 19. Kerry County Council has been allocated a fund of €52,280

Note – The Department has recommended that 30% of funding be ring-fenced to provide small grants of €1,000 or less.  Maximum grant to be awarded €5,000

The purpose of the grants is to assist community groups:

  • to adapt their services and operations to fit the new COVID-19 reality . Examples of measures supported could be adapting premises to allow for social distancing; offering on-line activities; providing social supports and friendly calls by phone etc.
  • to become more involved in the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign. The grants are aimed at assisting participation in the campaign, in particular with the three themes:

staying connected, switching off and being creative, and minding your mood.

  • with day to day running costs if needed. Grants may be provided to support groups (including those involve in the community call

How to Apply

Applications should be completed online where possible using the following link  

Emergency Fund Grant Guidelines

If for some reason this cannot be done, please contact the Community Office of Kerry County Council at 066-7183680 or email us at [email protected] and a word version of application form will be forwarded to you:

Postal address for written applications is Community Department, Kerry County Council Áras an Chontae, Rathass, Tralee Co. Kerry

Closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 17th February 2021

For any queries please email: [email protected]



Contact Us

The Community Department
County Buildings
066 7183680

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