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23/09/21 - Social Enterprise Capital Grant Scheme 2021


Donegal County Council and the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are inviting applications for a Scheme which provides funding to Social Enterprises in the County.


The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development has announced the Social Enterprise Capital Grant Scheme 2021 for social enterprise groups with a national allocation of one million euro.


The Social Enterprise Capital Grant Scheme will provide small grants designed to assist with the cost of capital projects.  Launching the scheme Minister 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."


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


Clr 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."


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:

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