Dormant Accounts Funding – Open Now

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The Dormant Accounts Fund is now available for Training and Mentoring for Social Enterprises.

What is it For?

This funding is aimed at increasing the impact of social enterprises

  • by enhancing their capacity to  deliver goods/services and
  • increase their traded income through the provision of tailored supports.


  • tailored training to new and existing social enterprises enabling growth, improved sustainability and increased social, societal and environmental impacts.
  • provide one to one mentoring and coaching to board members and senior managers, of social enterprises
  • provide learning opportunities for social enterprises operating in disadvantaged areas or with disadvantaged groups.


Amount of Funding:Dormant Accounts Fund logo

Funding of up to €50,000 and over €50,000 is available. Projects sought vary and all applications are subject to output criteria and governance requirements.


Who Can Apply.

  • National, regional or local organisations or networks that support social enterprises and
    have a demonstrable track record in the delivery of training and mentoring to social
  • Statutory bodies or institutions (including Higher Education Institutions) which have a
    demonstrable track record in providing direct supports and training to social

All applicants must:

  • Have a separate legal status i.e. have a separate legal personality to its members.
    For example: Corporation Limited by Guarantee (CLG), Designated Activity Company
  • Demonstrate that they have a minimum of two years of experience in delivering
    training, mentoring and or supports to social enterprises directly or by contract.


Application form and Guidance is available from the How to Apply to DAF page of the Pobal website.

The closing date for applications is the 30th of September 2019 at 3pm.

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