Bray Area Partnership is inviting applications from local social enterprises operating in the Bray and North Wicklow areas for the Small Capital Grants Scheme, recently announced 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.
Bray Area Partnership has been supporting social enterprises through SICAP and other programmes for many years and this new fund will give the sector a significant boost, particularly by assisting early stage projects that have huge capacity for positive social impact.
All applications must be received by Bray Area Partnership by 3pm on Monday, 11th November. While Bray Area Partnership will administer the fund, all decisions on grant awards will be made by the Department of Rural & Community Development. It is expected that applicants will be notified of the results of their application by the Department of Rural and Community Development by 11th December 2019.
Bray Area Partnership can provide assistance with the application process to any group that wishes to apply - contact Eithne Gunning on 01 205 0111.