Monaghan County Council is committed to supporting local communities to promote, enhance and develop their local area. This commitment is supported by the annual Community and Environment Funding Scheme.
We are now inviting applications for the 2018 funding scheme. In 2018, the Municipal Districts, Community Development, Housing and Environment sections are working together to allocate funding through one central funding scheme. This process will allow community groups to maximise funding available to them and to ensure all community groups, residents committees and tidy towns groups throughout the county are supported in their voluntary activities.
Funding is available under three distinct measures.
Measure one: Community Infrastructure Supports
The community infrastructure supports measure aims to develop and enhance local community facilities and amenities in County Monaghan.
Measure two: Community Development Supports
The community development support measure aims to support local communities to promote and encourage community participation and engagement throughout the county.
Measure three: Environmental Supports
The environmental supports measure aims to support local communities, residents committees and tidy towns groups to deliver projects that enhance the appearance and improve the quality of the environment in their area.
Guidelines on criteria and application forms for the new Community & Environment Funding Scheme are available by contacting:
Fionnuala Mulligan, Monaghan County Council, Community Development Section on 047 73720
Or by downloading the forms below:
Community Environment Grant Scheme 2018 Application Form – (Word Doc)
Community Environment Grant Scheme Guidelines 2018 – (PDF)
If you would like support completing your application, Bernie Bradley is available to assist groups. You can make an appointment by contacting the number above.
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY March 2rd 2018 at 5 p.m.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The Social Enterprise Development Fund, a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years; 2018 – 2020, is now open for applications.The Social Enterprise Development Fund, a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years; 2018 – 2020, is now open for applications.
The fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, through the Dormant Accounts Fund. IPB Insurance is an Irish owned general insurance company which protects and supports their local authority members and their communities across the length and breadth of Ireland.
The objective of the fund is to find and back social enterprises that adds to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact; creating a national pipeline of social enterprises.
The fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful projects proposed by social enterprises across Ireland helping them to:
- Increase their social impact
- Increase their traded income
- Create more jobs
- Develop long-term, effective and sustainable solutions across Ireland.
WHAT DOES THE FUND OFFER?
- Eight cash grants of €50,000
Up to eight social enterprises per year will receive a cash grant of €50,000. At least two grants will be awarded to support the most innovative and impactful projects proposed by social enterprises in each of the following categories:
- Best Social Enterprises Project Urban x 2
- Best Social Enterprises Project Town x 2
- Best Social Enterprises Project Rural x 2
- Six-month Accelerator Programme
Awardees will also obtain a place on the SIFI Accelerator Programme which is designed to help social enterprises improve their effectiveness. By joining the programme, organisations will gain access to a peer network of the best social enterprises in Ireland.
Additional places will be reserved for the most promising social enterprises across all 31 Local Authorities in Ireland.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The applicant must be a social enterprise with a not-for-profit legal form. Social enterprises are defined as organisations that:
- Have a clear social mission and make a social impact
- Generate income from goods or services
- Reinvest any surplus into achieving their mission
- Are separate from government or state agencies.
The Social Enterprise Development Fund will accept applications from:
- Social enterprises, as defined above
- Social enterprises which sit within larger not-for-profit organisations such as charities and voluntary organisations.
Click here for more information or to apply:
The deadline for applications is 28th March 2018