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Funds for community & voluntary organisations, charities & social enterprises

The Government will provide a €40 million support package to assist community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. The package consists of a €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund together with a €5 million Philanthropy Fund.

The Stability Fund

The Stability Fund will provide 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
  • Housing/homelessness
  • Community services (e.g. meals on wheels / befriending services / old age supports / vulnerable people’s support groups, etc.)
  • Community education

The fund will be 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.

The Stability Fund will open for applications on 11 May 2020 and will close on 20 May 2020. Further details can be found on the Department’s website at Stability Fund and Pobal.

The Philanthropy Fund

The Philanthropy Fund will support projects addressing social, economic or educational disadvantage, or supporting persons with a disability, and achieving impact in:

  • Enabling online education
  • Youth mental health interventions
  • Circular economy
  • Improving food security
  • New ways of working remotely
  • Community outreach
  • Re-skilling our workforce
  • Physical health

The Fund will open for applications on 13 May 2020. Further details can be found on the Department’s website The Philanthropy ‘Innovate Together’ Fund and at

To discuss an application for either of these funds, please contact us.

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