The allocation of €54,000 to Roscommon Integrated Development Company from the Dormant Accounts Fund has been welcomed by Minister Denis Naughten and Senator Frank Feighan.
“This forms part of an allocation of funding to social enterprises that provide services to, or employment opportunities for, those who may be disadvantaged,” stated Minister Naughten.
The funding was provided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and will be used to cover capital costs (e.g. machinery, specialised equipment, refurbishment costs and vehicles) and capacity building costs in social enterprises.
Senator Frank Feighan also welcomed the funding, saying: “It will support their work in helping communities, creating jobs and providing enhanced services to those most in need. The allocations follow a competitive call for proposals from social enterprises that provide services to, or employment opportunities for, disadvantaged people, particularly in rural areas.”