Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2 - Now open for applications

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 9 February 2021

Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2 - Now open for applications


The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are involved in the Government’s Keep well campaign and needing to adapt their services and operations to fit the new Covid-19 reality. It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the Local Authority.

Westmeath Co. Council is now launching the 2nd round of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund with funding of €46,854.

This round will provide grants to community groups to assist them:

  • to adapt their services and operations to fit the new COVID-19 reality. Examples of measures supported could be adapting premises to allow for social distancing; offering on-line activities; providing social supports and friendly calls by phone etc.
  • to become more involved in the Government's 'Keep Well' campaign. The grants are aimed at assisting participation in the campaign, in particular with the three themes: staying connected, switching off and being creative, and minding your mood.

The grants may also be provided to support groups (including those involved in the community call) with day to day running costs if needed.

It is intended that the majority of the funding that is allocated to each project area will be for grants of €1,000 or less.

Please read the Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2 Guidelines before completing the application.

To apply for this fund through our online application please click the Apply Now button below.


Apply Online Click Here


Online applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday 26th February 2021

Late Applications will not be accepted.


If you are unable to access the online application, please email or call 0449332051 to request an application form.