This page brings together information on Community Supports as we go through the phases of lifting restrictions and supports from the state to enable responses from community and voluntary groups.
The Department of Rural and Community Development have developed the following resources as restrictions are lifted.
COVID-19 Stability Fund Now Open for Unincorporated Organisations - The application deadline for Phase 2 will close at 3:00pm on Monday, 10th August 2020.
The Department of Rural and Community Development email helpdesk facility is available to assist you with advice or queries and is open 7 days a week, email C&VSupports@drcd.gov.ie
Community and Voluntary Supports
Womens Community Organisations
CWI have convened a Covid-19 Non-Governmental Organisation Group comprising national organisations representing marginalised communities in an effort to build a collective response to share information on emerging issues which need to be raised at Government level. They have made a joint submission on behalf of the COVID-19 NGO Group - Marginalised Groups and Promoting Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights.
They have produced a planning framework, designed to assist organisations, in planning to protect the health and wellbeing and ensure the resilience of those who experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization and social exclusion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Irish Rural Link have developed a protocol for Community Groups and Volunteers in delivering services.
CFI have established a fund to help vulnerable communities during Covid-19. If you require any additional information please reach out to Hazel Hennessy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute of Public Health
Invitation to Participate in Global Project Investigating Loneliness & Isolation and COVID-19 - A number of our partner organisations are collaborating on a global study looking at ‘Coping with Loneliness, Isolation and Covid-19’ (CLIC). The study is being undertaken by a group of International academic researchers who are part of the International Loneliness and Isolation research NetworK (I-LINK).
Click here to undertake the survey. Click here to read more about the study and those involved.
If your organisation is offering supports for women or has resources relevant to women during COVID-19 please email them to Silke at email@example.com