Funding Opportunity for Social Enterprises

Funding Opportunity for Social Enterprises.

Leitrim Local Community Development Committee invites applications for funding under the 2021 Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021.

The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved €16,638.07 in funding for Leitrim under the scheme. 

Only social enterprises, as defined in the national social enterprise policy, may apply under this scheme. All applicants will be checked and verified to ensure they meet the definition. Applicants who do not meet the definition will not be considered.

Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD:

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/1ea57-minister-humphreys-announces-one-million-euro-social-enterprise-capital-grants-scheme-2021/

The Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 will provide funding towards small scale capital costs.

Capital costs incurred by social enterprises for the purchase of equipment or the carrying out of repairs or refurbishments of existing facilities can be funded.

 The Scheme does not provide funding for operating or administrative costs.   

Capital grant funding applications must be in excess of €1,000, up to a maximum of €2,000

Depending on level of applications received, applications may be subject to an evaluation process.

Expenditure incurred before the date of grant approval will not be eligible.

The scheme supports one of the key commitments in the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022 – “Growing and Strengthening Social Enterprise”.

Click here for application form:Social Enterprise Capital Grant Application Form 2021.pdf (size 435.9 KB)

https://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Your-Council/Data_Protection_FOI/Privacy/Leitrim-County-Council-Privacy-Policy.html

  For any queries please contact Kate Bradley in the Economic Development Section by email  kate.bradley@leitrimcoco.ie  or telephone 071 96 20005 ext 513

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 1pm Friday, 15th October, 2021.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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