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Social Enterprise Capital Grants approved for Galway City


Social Enterprise Capital Grants approved for Galway City

 

The Department of Rural and Community Development have this week approved grants totalling €19,806 to a range of Social Enterprises in Galway City under the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme for 2021.

The funding approved by the Department of Rural and Community Development ranges in support to a number of small scale capital projects for repairs and renovations, new equipment and safety upgrades. 

In total 8 Social Enterprises have been approved funding for a variety of projects that will enhance their service delivery.

The scheme supports one of the key commitments in the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022 – “Growing and Strengthening Social Enterprise” which can be viewed online at National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022.

This funding was welcomed by Galway City LCDC who look forward to the improved service delivery for these Social Enterprises in 2022.  The funding is administered by Galway City LCDC.

The Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. 

Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/1ea57-minister-humphreys-announces-one-million-euro-social-enterprise-capital-grants-scheme-2021/ 

For a full list of projects approved under the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme please see listings below.

 

Social Enterprise Name 

Summary of Project 

Amount Approved

Westside Resource Centre CLG

Purchase of IT equipment

€2,823

Ballybane Community Centre CLG

Purchase and install CO2 detectors 

€2,391

Le Cheile Westside Co Ltd

Upgrade of IT equipment

€1,600

Galway Community Circus

Purchase of kitchen equipment, IT equipment and office furniture

€4,532

Meals4Health

Purchase of food transport container

€2,079

Galway Co-Operative Housing Development Society Ltd (GCHDS)

Purchase of IT equipment 

€899

Simon Community Galway

New shelving equipment in charity shop

€2,860

An Mheitheal Comhshaol 

Cooperative Limited 

(trading as An Mheitheal Rothar)

Purchase tools for ReCycle your Cycle programme

€2,622

 

Total Amount Allocated 

€19,806