Funding for Social Enterprises under the KickStart Fund

The Probation Service with monies from the Dormant Accounts Fund has launched Round 2 of their KickStart Fund. This funding is available to support social enterprises to create and sustain employment opportunities for people with a criminal conviction who find it difficult to access the labour market.

Funding is available to social enterprises to carry out a feasibility study/market research (Strand 1) or for a contribution towards start-up costs, development or job creation costs (Strand 2).

Pobal is administrating the KickStart Fund on behalf of the Probation Service.

The application form and application guidelines are available from the How to Apply to DAF page of the Pobal website. An event to support organisations with the application process will be held in Tullamore on Thursday, 6 February. To register for this event, please go to the Pobal website.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 3pm.

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