Social enterprises in Donegal are being encouraged to apply for a share of a €1million national scheme.
Donegal County Council and the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are inviting applications for the Dormant Accounts Fund Social Enterprise Capital Grant Scheme 2021.
The scheme will provide small grants designed to assist with the cost of capital projects.
Donegal Local Community Development Committee will administer the scheme on behalf of the Department in Donegal and invite Social Enterprise groups to submit application for capital grants of not less than €4,000 up to a max of €9,250.00
Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Chairperson of the LCDC, stated that “the Social Enterprise Grant Scheme recognizes the work of Social Enterprises and their importance to the Communities in the County. The Scheme offers an opportunity for Social Enterprise Groups to move forward with reopening or expansion of their services by providing small grants to assist with the cost of capital projects such as refurbishments, repairs or the purchase of new equipment.”
Launching the scheme, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys said “This initiative builds on other successful schemes for social enterprises funded by my Department in recent years, such as the Training and Mentoring Scheme, the Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises, and the Social Enterprise COVID-19 Regeneration Programme”
“This announcement underscores my commitment under the National Social Enterprise Policy to growing and strengthening Social Enterprise.”
Closing date: Completed applications must be lodged not later than 3 p.m. Monday, 11th October 2021.
Further details and application form are available at: https://www.donegalcoco.ie/community/fundingforyourgroup/socialenterprisecapitalgrantsscheme/