Westmeath Community Development is inviting applications from local social enterprises for the Small Capital Grants Scheme, announced this week by Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development.
The scheme will provide grants of between €2,000 and €15,000 for equipment, repairs or refurbishments which will enable social enterprises to improve their service.
The scheme is an initiative under the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2018-2022, which the Minister published in July, and will be administered through the Local Development Companies.
CEO of Westmeath Community Development Frank Murtagh said,
“Along with all Local Development Companies throughout Ireland, our staff have been supporting social enterprises through our programmes such as SICAP and LEADER, as well as other initiatives. This new fund will give the sector a significant boost, particularly by assisting early stage projects that have huge capacity for positive social impact.”