Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021
The Minister for Rural and Community Development has approved funding of €1m to be allocated nationally to the Dormant Accounts Fund Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 which has been distributed across each local authority. This scheme is being rolled out through the network of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs). Funding in the sum of €98,059.98 has been allocated for distribution among successful applicants and is ring fenced for social enterprises based in the Dublin City’s administrative area exclusively.
The Dublin City Local Enterprise Office supports social enterprises and is working with the Dublin City LCDC team to invite applications for this once off capital grant scheme. The Application process will be handled locally and a list of recommended projects will be compiled by each LCDC. This will be returned to DRCD for approval by the Minister for Rural and Community Development.
In order to be an eligible applicant Social Enterprises must comply with the definition of a social enterprise as published in the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022.
Applications for this scheme are currently being welcomed and can be downloaded here
Applicants are advised that all enquiries in relation to the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 should be directed to Mary MacSweeney, DCC Deputy Head of Enterprise & Economic Development on [email protected]
The deadline for return of applications is 3 p.m. on 20th October 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.