The Government is providing a €40 million support package to assist community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises.
The Stability Fund
Note: The Stability Fund closed for applications on 20 May 2020
The Stability Fund provides support to qualifying organisation operating in the following sectors:
Health and social care (including addiction, disability and mental health)
Child and family services (including counselling/therapies)
Domestic/sexual/gender based violence
Community services (e.g. meals on wheels / befriending services / old age supports / vulnerable people’s support groups, etc.)
The fund is available to organisations experiencing financial difficulties due to a reduction in their income of 25% or more, as a direct result the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further details can be found on the Department’s website at Stability Fund and Pobal.
The Philanthropy Fund
Note: The Stability Fund closed for applications on 27 May 2020
The Philanthropy Fund supports projects addressing social, economic or educational disadvantage, or supporting persons with a disability, and achieving impact in:
Enabling online education
Youth mental health interventions
Improving food security
New ways of working remotely
Re-skilling our workforce
Further details can be found on the Department’s website The Philanthropy ‘Innovate Together’ Fund and at SocialInnovation.ie.
For assistance navigating the COVID-19 crisis, please contact our charity and not-for-profit team.