Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19
On 15th September, 2020, the Government announced the Plan for Living with COVID-19. At all times the priority guiding the plan will be to keep our schools open, while keeping people safe and protecting the resilience of our economy and communities.
You can view the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19 here
Significant resources and public health guidance have been issued by Government, the HSE, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC), the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and others.
To help the community and voluntary sector this department and Pobal have prepared further guidance regarding re-opening safely.
Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development and Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, launched a €40 million package of supports for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises in May 2020.
A €35 million COVID -19 Stability Fund
for Community and Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises which will provide a level of support to qualifying organisations who are most in need and have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly during the crisis. The list of successful applicants under Phase 1 can be found here
A €5 million government commitment to a The Philanthropy ‘Innovate Together’ Fund
which will focus on supporting responses to the COVID-19 crisis that require innovative and adaptive solutions to existing and emerging challenges. Further details about the fund can be found here
In addition to the measures which have been introduced by the Department of Rural and Community Development for community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, the government has put in place a range of supports and guidance for businesses impacted by COVID-19. A downloadable guide to these supports and their eligibility criteria is available here
Community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises may find some of these supports and/or advice to be of interest. Enquiries should be directed to the relevant contact points listed in the material.