Two Galway East social enterprise businesses have been allocated nearly €15,000 in funding under the Small Capital Grants Scheme.
I am delighted that Athenry Arts and Heritage Centre has been allocated €4,540 and Ballinasloe Town Hall has been allocated €10,000 under the scheme funded from the Dormant Accounts Fund which is administered by my Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development.
I want to congratulate both social enterprises on receiving these allocations from the scheme, which was heavily over-subscribed.
Social enterprises provided vital services and supports in our local communities.They operate like all other businesses but any surpluses they make are re-invested into achieving their core social objectives.
Nationally, the Department of Rural and Community Development has announced €1 million in allocations to 107 social enterprises.
This is in addition to another €1 million allocated to 124 social enterprises in December 2019.