| Call for Social Enterprise Applications 2019
County Wicklow Partnership on behalf of Wicklow LCDC invites Social Enterprises based in County Wicklow to submit Expressions of Interest for funding under the LEADER / Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
A total budget of €100,000 is being made available to applicants and grant amounts will range between €5,000 (min) and €20,000 (max). Eligible costs include Capital (refurbishment / purchase of equipment), Analysis and Development (feasibility studies) and Training.
Social Enterprises are defined by the following criteria;
· Generating traded income
· Have a Social remit
· Apply all surpluses generated for community benefit
Funding is being made available through the Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation Theme of the Rural Development Programme (Theme 1) under the subtheme Enterprise Development. The targeted / Time limited call is a 2 stage process.
Stage 1 – Submission of Expression of Interest
Should you wish to be considered under this call you must submit a completed Expression of Interest (EOI) form to County Wicklow Partnership, 3rd Floor, Avoca River House, Bridgewater Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow by close of business on Wednesday the 20th of March 2019. EOI forms and further information is available on www.wicklowpartnership.ie. You can also contact us by phone on 0402 20955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage 2 – Application Stage
Applicants will be contacted to inform them if their Expression of Interest is deemed eligible under the Rural Development Programme. Projects that are considered to be eligible from EOI stage will then be invited to submit a full application for grant assistance. It is intended to hold a workshop(s) to advise and support participants in the preparation of this application. The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday the 23rd April 2019. It is anticipated that promoters will be informed of the decision on their application by the end June 2019.