Dormant Accounts Fund now open

By | 15th February 2017
Overview of Dormant Accounts Fund
The Dormant Accounts Fund is a scheme for the disbursement of unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland.  The fund is administered under the 2001 Dormant Accounts Act, together with the Unclaimed Life Assurance Policies Act 2003 and the Dormant Accounts (Amendment) Act 2012 and is under the statutory function of the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from July 2016.
New call for applications for Measure 1 Social Enterprise
Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs invite applications for funding from eligible organisations under the Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF) Measure 1: Social Enterprise.
The aim of this funding is to support social enterprises that provide services to, or employment opportunities for, disadvantaged people, particularly in rural areas.
Organisations can apply online for funding to cover capital costs and capacity building costs.
The closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017.
Full details of the measure are outlined in the DAF Applicant Guidelines document which is available here
Please ensure that you read the applicant guidelines carefully prior to deciding whether to apply for support under the Measure.
 Applications can only be made via the online application form
The online application form can be accessed via the DAF portal here . A technical support guide to assist applicants with the online application process is also available here
A word version of the DAF application form, and other templates to be completed, can be accessed here
Two pre-application support meetings will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.  The meetings will involve a presentation and questions and answers session relating to the Measure. 
The first support meeting will take place from 10am-12.30pm and the second support session will take place from 2pm-4.30pm.  Those who wish to attend either support meeting are required to register here