€10,000 funding for local social enterprise project

The news was announced this morning.

Funding of €10,000 has been announced for a local social enterprise project.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of €680,000 for 50 organisations under a new initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by social enterprise organisations.

One Cavan project, The Cottage Market, is to receive €10,000 under the scheme.

It offers locally produced and homemade foods and other wares.

Separately in Monaghan, Truagh Development is also receiving €10,000, with the Ulster Canal Stores in Clones receiving €2,944.

The Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprise (ARISE) Scheme 2021 was set up to provide grants to Social Enterprises to help them promote the positive impact they have on their local communities.

The Department says that due to the high number of applications received, the overall level of grant funding being allocated was increased from €500,000 to €680,000.

Announcing the funding today, Minister Humphreys said:

“Throughout this Pandemic, we have seen many examples of the important role our Social Enterprises play within their local communities.

“As Minister, I want to help our Social Enterprises to grow and promote the really valuable contribution they make to Society.

“The ARISE Scheme is a new initiative that I announced earlier this new to help put a spotlight on the positive role played by our Social Enterprises.

“Today, I’m delighted to announce funding of €680,000 to support 50 Social Enterprise projects across the country, including three in Cavan and Monaghan.”