Our vision is to develop the West as innovation region with global links and recognition. A key part of our strategy is to support the implementation of the National Policy on Social Enterprise Policy gov.ie – National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022 (www.gov.ie) and continue to lend to social enterprises in the region. To achieve this, we will
Why is this happening? – A key theme emerging from our research is the need to gather data on social enterprises and understand their economic and social impact. The map will
What will it do? The map will help raise awareness of social enterprises operating within the region and promote the model of social enterprise across communities.
To register your Social Enterprise for inclusion on the map we have created a survey to gather your information.
Why take the survey?
We support all kinds of projects. From job creation initiatives (including providing enterprise space) to health and wellbeing initiatives which improve the physical environment by providing social and recreational amenities or social care services.
Community/Social Enterprise lending amounts can be a minimum of €25k and a maximum amount of €200k over a maximum of 10 years. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
Where the entity is a Social Enterprise with a not-for-profit ethos but is deemed strategic in nature to the Western Region then maximum loan amount will be €1m and over a maximum term of 20 years.
For more information on the Community Loan Fund see here