Second phase of Covid funding opens to charities


The second phase of the COVID 19 Charities Fund in Northern Ireland, administered by the Department for Communities opens today, 6th January.

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín announced the second phase of the COVID-19 Charities Fund which will provide £11.7m support for charitable groups including faith-based organisations.

The Fund will provide financial support to charities that have lost income due to the impact of COVID -19 and are unable to cover unavoidable costs between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.

It is important to note that previous applicants and those who were successful in being awarded grant aid previously, will be able to apply in recognition that the support applied to a different six month period.

It will also allow charities to apply which were previously ineligible due to having received other COVID funding.

The second phase of the COVID 19 Charities Fund will be delivered on behalf of the Executive and the Department for Communities by Community Finance Ireland.

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