Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021

Dormant Accounts Fund: Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021:

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, announced one million euro in funding for social enterprises nationwide.

The Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 will provide funding for the purchase of equipment or the carrying out of repairs or refurbishments to enable social enterprises to improve 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”.

Making the announcement, Minister Humphreys said:

"I am delighted to be in a position today to announce the launch of the one million euro Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 which will support social enterprises across Ireland that are providing valuable services in their communities."

"This scheme will provide small grants to social enterprises with the cost of capital projects such as refurbishments, repairs or the purchase of new equipment."

The Louth Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is now inviting social enterprises across the county to apply for funding under the scheme. (See application form below). 

NOTE: Louth County Councils total allocation under this fund is €32,631.25

Applications should be returned by post to:

Louth LCDC: Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021, Community Section, Louth County Council, Millennium Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 KFW6 or by email to .  Any queries can emailed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 15th October 2021.

Please click here to access the application form. 

Applications for this Fund are now closed