The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the immediacy of works related to COVID-19, the Council has invited applications via a closed call to the Groups registered to provide services as part of the Community Call and the application form & guidelines have issued directly to these Groups.
All Groups/Organisations registered with the Galway County Community Call are on the council website at – if your Group/Organisation is providing services but did not register to date, you can do so now by completing and submitting the registration form at and the Council will forward an application form once your details have been verified.
These grants are funded by my Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the local authority.
Applications will be evaluated by the Local Authority to ensure eligibility and projects must be in keeping with the ethos of the programme, which is to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grants are for expenditure of a capital and/or operational nature related to the COVID-19 response work and it is intended that the majority of the funding will be for grants of €1,000 or less.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 1st May 2020 at 5pm.
If you have any queries, please contact Galway County Council Community Development Section at 091 509 390 or [email protected]