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€50,000 funding awarded to Inishowen Development Partnership

Funding for 14 additional projects to increase awareness of social enterprises Awareness Raising initiatives for Social Enterprise (ARISE) Scheme due to the high volume of applications received in 202, including €50,000 secured by Inishowen Development Partnership.

Grants totalling €526,000 are being provided to social enterprises, social enterprise networks and support organisations to carry out a range of awareness raising initiatives.

Minister Heather Humphreys, TD.

Making the announcement, Minister Humphreys said "I am delighted to be in a position today to announce funding to fourteen additional projects under the ARISE Scheme. Due to the tremendous response and quality of applications received under this scheme last year, a further €526,000 is now being awarded, bringing the total funding under the scheme to €1.2m. The projects funded will further increase awareness of social enterprises and their potential"

The Minister continued “This scheme will continue to play a significant part in fostering a common understanding of the value of social enterprise, and collectively empower social enterprises to have a voice and a role in raising awareness. While there has been a significant increase in the visibility of social enterprises, raising awareness is an ongoing challenge."

"I firmly believe this sector has the potential to grow in both scale and impact. We all need to continue to pull together to make that happen.”

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