The Small Capital Grant Scheme for Social Enterprises 2019 will provide grants of between €2,000 and €15,000 for equipment, repairs or refurbishments which will enable social enterprises to improve their service. Many of the community and voluntary groups we in County Kildare operate on a social enterprise basis (see definition below). This includes community centres, community childcare, community enterprise centres, tourist facilities, older people’s services, community shops etc. who have some traded income along with fundraising and grant aid.
A Social Enterprise is an enterprise whose objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact, rather than maximising profit for its owners or shareholders.
It pursues its objectives by trading on an ongoing basis through the provision of goods and/or services, and by reinvesting surpluses into achieving social objectives.
It is governed in a fully accountable and transparent manner and is independent of the public sector. If dissolved, it should transfer its assets to another organisation with a similar mission. (National Social Enterprise Policy)
📅Closing date for applications: 3pm on Friday November 8th.