Community groups urged to apply for COVID-19 emergency fund

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Community groups in the county have been urged to avail of the COVID-19 emergency fund before applications close in just over a week.

Last week €2.5m was allocated to help groups across Ireland involved in the delivery of COVID-19 community response efforts and Galway County was allocated almost €86,000.

Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon urged groups in the county to avail of the funding and said that all relevant information is available by emailing covidsupport@galwaycoco.ie.

“Minister Ring has stated that priority will be provided to organisations which incur costs on direct delivery of frontline services to people, such as ‘Meals on Wheels’ and it is expected that higher amounts of grants will be provided where the need is greatest,” said Minister Cannon.

“The closing date for applications is 1st May 2020 and I urge community groups in the county to ensure they support their operational costs by applying for these grants.”