OrganisationDocument / Contact / Useful Link
BoardmatchWhat can Charity Trustees do in this Crisis
Charity Regulator


Community and Vouluntary Sector 
OrganisationDocument / Contact / Useful Link
Irish Rural LinkProtocol for Community Groups and Volunteers in delivering services
AloneALONE for SAS organisations
Community Support Fora in Each Local AuthorityContact Local Government
Care Alliance Ireland – Guiding Support for Family CarersDedicated Covid-19 page for Family Carers including links to Family Carer Back-Up and Emergency Plans and other Online Supports.
Anam CaraIn response to the needs of vulnerable bereaved parents and their families Anam Cara have developed and produced new online resources. These are a suite of 8 videos which give parents an opportunity to hear a bereavement professional talk about parental grief, the challenges faced and the milestones ahead.

Link to new resource:

Anam Cara Information Packs

GROW Mental Health RecoveryGROW Mental Health Recovery is currently running a six-week initiative to help people cope with the current restrictions. This involves information, advice, practical tasks and podcasts on a variety of subjects such as coping with isolation, staying positive, self-care and dealing with anxiety.

SBHISpecific advice for those with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus:
National Womens Council of IrelandNWCI have developed a hub on our website with a list of resources and support for women:

Community Work IrelandCommunity Work Ireland has produced a planning framework, based on a modified version of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, designed to assist community development organisations, state agencies, local development companies, voluntary groups and Local Authority Community Response Forums in planning to protect the health and wellbeing and ensure the resilience of those who experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization and social exclusion during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Link –

Pavee PointThis crisis presents extra challenges for many Travellers and Roma who live in already vulnerable situations in cities and in rural settings around the country.


Grant Applications
OrganisationDocument / Contact / Useful Link
Irish Human Rights and Equality CommissionThe Commission has extended the deadline for applications to the Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2020 until Tuesday 19 May at 4pm.

Through its grant scheme, the Commission will award small grants of up to €6,000 and general grants of up to €20,000 to support activities in Ireland that promote access to justice for people who face the greatest barriers to accessing their rights.

Any queries on the 2020-21 Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme should be directed to

European Social Catalyst FundThe deadline for applications to the European Social Catalyst Fund and consequent rescheduling of all key dates. The new deadline for applications is 11th September 2020. Please download the updated call for applications or visit The full list of revised key dates are also listed below.

Key dates

  • Applications close: 11 September 2020
  • Successful applications selected: 21 December 2020
  • Plan development: February 2021 – September 2021
  • Plans submitted: 30 September 2021



Department of Rural and Community Development – Town & Village Renewal Scheme
Department of Rural and Community Development – 2020 CLÁR Programme


OrganisationDocument / Contact / Useful Link
Volunteer IrelandVolunteer Ireland have put together a series of resources for both organisations and volunteers to help them during the response to COVID-19.

Community Finance IrelandThe attached PDF received from Community Finance Ireland focuses on suggested actions you might take to manage the Impact of Covid-19 on Fundraised Income, courtesy of 2into3

Of course, from the perspective of loan finance for communities, Community Finance Ireland continue to remain available to discuss both present and future needs, regardless of what stage a project is at, be it merely a concept or, nearing completion.

Eurofound Survey

The European Commission – Eurofound – has issued a request for Member States to complete a survey on Living, working and COVID-19.

The ten-minute online survey Living, working and COVID-19 can be found here

Migraine Association of IrelandIt is estimated that between 12-15% of Irish people suffer from migraine.  In response to the needs of the population with migraine at this time, the Migraine Association of Ireland has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to the coronavirus outbreak and the implications for migraine patients.

Visit for list of FAQs.