DAF Scaling Fund for Social Enterprises

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has announced a Pilot Dormant Accounts Funded €1.5 million Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise designed to improve the impact and sustainability of social enterprises that address economic, social and educational disadvantage.

The scheme, comprising of 2 streams, one for medium-scale capital works and the second for Feasibility Studies is being administered on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development by Pobal.

Stream 1 will provide funding for medium scale capital projects up to a maximum of €100,000.

Stream 2 will provide funding for feasibility studies to social enterprises. Grants of up to 80% of the total cost of the study will be provided, up to a maximum of €10,000.

Two online events will be held for applicants on the 18th of August and the 1st of September.

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