Dormant Accounts Fund call for Applications now open

The Dormant Accounts Fund is a scheme for the disbursement of unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland. 


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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:

Word version of DAF Application form

DAF budget template

Co-funding template

Partner funding commitment letter template

VAT recoverable template

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