Social enterprises in Fingal encouraged to apply for funding – Joe O’Brien
2nd March, 2021
Funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund overseen by Minister O’Brien, used for Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme
Funding of €800,000 has been allocated from the Dormant Accounts Fund for a Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme to help Social Enterprises recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a societal or environmental impact.
The Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme will provide supports through training and mentoring to help social enterprises strengthen their operations and improve their services.
Minister Joe O’Brien who is responsible for overseeing the Dormant Accounts Fund commented; “The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the invaluable role played by Social Enterprises in our communities in Fingal.
“Across the county throughout the pandemic, Social Enterprises have made an important contribution in areas such as mental health, social inclusion and the circular economy. The impact of the crisis cannot be underestimated and this COVID-19 Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme will help these organisations in Fingal to recover from the impact of COVID-19.”
“I am pleased to say that the programme, will be funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund which is overseen by my Department and it will provide free training and mentoring to social enterprise managers, directors and staff across the country.”
The Minister added :
“The COVID-19 Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme will be delivered by Local Development Companies(LDCs). Grants of up to €80,000 are available and the deadline for applications is Friday 26 March.”
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