Communities Minister provides £3.3m to Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector

A new £3.3 million Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector (VCSE) Covid Recovery Fund will help groups to safely deliver essential services during the Covid-19 crisis.

An allocation of £2.5m will assist with the safe reopening of the VCSE sector and additional funds of £800,000 will provide IT and digital devices to VCSE groups which need to move services to an online platform. Groups can apply for awards up to £5,000.

The fund will be distributed by Co-operation Ireland in partnership with Rural Community Network.

cooperationireland.org/projects/covid-recovery-application/

Closing date for applications is Friday 11th December 2020.

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