Are you a voluntary or community group providing services and supports to vulnerable individuals who have been affected by COVID-19?
New RTE Does Comic Relief funding is now open for applications under two stands – you can apply for just one or for both:
- RTÉ Does Comic Relief: Demand for Digital to help you adapt your programmes, or develop new programmes, using digital tools or online technology.
- RTÉ Does Comic Relief: Adapt and Respond to help you increase your internal capacity to deliver existing or new services in response to COVID-19
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 30th September 2020
About the funds
In response to the significant need of community and voluntary groups across Ireland, many of whom are working to support people affected by Covid-19, RTÉ and Kite Entertainment came together to host RTÉ does Comic Relief. The night of entertainment raised over €5.5million for the Community and Voluntary sector which will be distributed through a process of application and assessment.
The funds raised through RTÉ does Comic Relief will focus on the recovery and rebuilding of Ireland. The fund will focus on supporting non-profit organisations that provide key services and supports to vulnerable individuals who have been affected by Covid-19 across the whole of the Republic of Ireland.
Organisations can apply to one or both of the following strands:
Demand for Digital
In a sector where the face to face or a ‘direct delivery’ model has historically been key to providing impactful support, organisations are now faced with a significant challenge – how to support vulnerable and at risk individuals in a time where 1-1 contact is increasingly difficult.
The RTÉ Does Comic Relief: ‘Demand for Digital’ strand seeks to address this challenge, providing support to organisations across Ireland to adapt their existing programmes, or develop new ones, by using digital tools or online technology.
Adapt and Respond
Due to the changing nature of Covid-19 there is a significant need for organisations to adapt and respond to a variety of challenges, both internal and external.
By investing in organisations and improving their capacity to deliver key services we aim to create the best possible impact, helping non-profit organisations to continue to support thousands of vulnerable people throughout Ireland who have been and continue to be affected by Covid-19.
RTÉ Does Comic Relief: Adapt and Respond aims to support organisations to increase their internal capacity to deliver existing or new services in response to Covid-19.
See RTE Does Comic Relief for more information.