COVID-19 Resources for Children and Young People's Services

All Children and Young People's Services Share information on how your service is operating during the COVID-19 response, and see up-to-date bulletins from other local statutory, community and voluntary services for parents on Parent Hub Galway. Contact Galway CYPSC to upload a notice.

Download the government’s Roadmap for Reopening Business and Society is available to download here.



All HSE resources (booklets, posters, graphics, etc.) can be downloaded here.

Translated resources are available here. (Advise person to go to Google, and search: 'covid translated resources')

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the HSE Alcohol Programme in Health and Wellbeing has developed a number of resources that it would like to share. See resources here.



Government has announced a €35 million 'COVID-19 Stability Fund', administered by Pobal, will provide a level of support to community and voluntary, charity and social enterprises who are most in need and have a projected loss in their 2020 fundraising income and / or traded income of 25% or more as a result of COVID-19. The grant awarded will be dependent on the need identified and will range from €2,000 to €100,000. Details on how to apply for the COVID-19 Stability Fund are available here. The Fund is now open for applications and will close on Wednesday 20 May.

‘Innovate Together’ is a collaboration between Government, philanthropists and social innovations. The fund will focus on supporting innovative responses to the Covid-19 crisis that will also be part of the “new normal”. The fund is supported by a commitment of €5 million from the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. The first round of applications closes for applications on Wednesday 27th May at 5 pm. Two additional rounds are planned for June and September of this year.  For further information about this fund, please visit here.

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is launching a special call for local or national youth organisations that are looking for funding for activities which respond to local needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis. The maximum EYF grant to a pilot activity is €10000. COVID-19 related applications may be submitted throughout 2020. Windows to allow for the processing of applications and decisions on grants will be defined as the year progresses. See more here.

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) and administered by the Local Authority (LA) in each area.   

Groups directly involved in the Community Call response in the Galway County Council area can get more information, grant guidelines and application forms by contacting Mary on 091 509128 / 087 1044 820.

Groups directly involved in the Community Call response in the Galway City Council area can contact

Galway Wind Park has launched a €70,000 Response Fund for Covid-19 Groups operating within 10 kms of its location in the Cloosh Valley, connemara The fund will support community groups mobilising to support those most-in-need as a direct result of the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.   In addition to supporting rapid response initiatives, funding will also be available for projects that will help rebuild our community in the months ahead. Download application forms here or call 086 878 3104.

The Department of Education and Skills announced a €10million package for schools to support the provision of IT equipment to students who do not have access to technology. Read more here.



All Children and Young People’s Services Children’s Rights Division of the Council of Europe has set up a dedicated Covid 19 website: Protecting and empowering children during the Covid-19 pandemic. It contains  key standards, guidance and practical tools for parents and frontline professionals to communicate with children, to prevent harm encountered in online activities and respond to their increased vulnerability, in particular to violence. See here.

All Children and Young People’s Services Anam Cara has developed a suite of resources to support workers who are in contact with bereaved parents. See more on Anam Cara’s websites

All Children and Young People's Services See how you and your organisation can help support the HSE HoldFirm campaign and share the message. Campaign assets are available here filed under ‘HoldFirm assets’. Download the partner pack here.

All Children and Young People's Services The Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUIG, the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs for Children, Youth, and Communities and  Penn State University are to deliver a series of 12 weekly free webinars exploring the impact of Covid-19 and ways in which we can all help respond. See more here.

All Children and Young People’s Services See the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on young people by downloading the Irish Youth Foundation’s survey findings of over 700 youth groups, after-school clubs, sports clubs and organisations serving children and young people across Ireland here.

All Children and Young People’s Services Watch a series of informative videos released by the Psychological Society of Ireland here. Includes:

  • Stress Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr Damien Lowry
  • Managing Relationships During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr Anne Kehoe
  • Advice for Students: Academic-Focused Suggestions by Dr Dean McDonnell
  • Answer parents' frequently asked questions about children with chronic illness and COVID-19 by Professor Des Cox, Dr Vincent Mc Darby, and Dr Claire Crowe

All Children and Young People's Services Advice and information from Community Call for services giving support / making deliveries n be downloaded here.

All Children and Young People's Services A Risk Assessment Template developed by the Irish Red Cross is available here.

Youth Work Download online tips for Youth Workers in Carama Ireland’s TeachSpace Monthly here.

Youth Work Download an outline of Youth Work Ireland Galway’s response to COVID-19 here.

Youth Work The NYCI's National Youth Health Programme in partnership with The Sanctuary has launched an initiative to support the mental health of Youth workers. See more about ‘Building Blocks for Wellbeing’ here.

Youth Work The North South ICT Group’s guidance on digital youth work here.

Youth Work National Youth Council of Ireland’s Guidance on Child Protection here.

Social Work See a guide to undertaking social work online compiled by UCC School of Applied Social Studies here.

Social Care See advice and information blogs for social care workers compiled by the Social care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) here.

Mental Health Services See Jigsaw’s Review of its Response to COVID-19 as at 20th April here.



Tusla's Guidance on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse during COVID-19 Outbreak can be downloaded here.

Download the Tusla Family Services Referral Form (COVID-19) here.

See communication from Dept of Children and Youth Affairs and Tusla to Principals and School Leaders, dated 30th April, here.

See an overview of the work undertaken by Tusla to Support Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families during the COVID-19 crisis here.